Quaw
    
Railway Point

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Willow River, BC (Nearby: Ferndale, Giscome, Carlson, Shelley, Bonnet Hill)

  • Quaw

488 RAILWAY AVE
Willow River, British Columbia
V0J 3C0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • Quaw - This little station on the BCR is all that remains to commemorate the mighty Quaw (more often spelled Kwah), the most powerful Indian chief in central British Columbia when the first fur traders arrived early in the nineteenth century.
  • At first hostile to the white men, Kwah later grew more friendly. It was his word that saved the life of the future Sir James Douglas when he was seized by the Indians at Fort St. James in 1828.
  • Kwah's nephew and heir was holding Kwah's dagger at Douglas's breast and shouting, 'Shall I strike? Shall I strike?' when Kwah accepted the trade goods offered by Douglas's half-Indian wife and let him go.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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