Fort St. James in Cariboo Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
Fort St. James
Simon Fraser and John Stuart established Fort St. James among the Carrier Indians in 1806. Originally a North West Company post, it passed to the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1821. From the beginning an important centre of trade and cooperation with the Indians, it became, under the Hudson’s Bay Company, the chief trading post in north-central British Columbia and the administrative centre of the large and prosperous district of New Caledonia. Throughout its history Fort St. James has been an important link in communications with northern British Columbia.
Simon Fraser et John Stuart établirent chez les Indiens Porteurs ce poste traite qui passa en 1821, de la Compangnie du Nord-Ouest ŕ la Compangnie de la Baie d’Hudson. Dčs l’origine, ce fort fut un centre important de commerce et de bonnes relations avec les Indiens. Sous la Compangnie de la Baie d’Hudson, il devint le priincipal poste de traite du centre-nord de la Colombie-Britannique et le sičge administratif du vaste et riche district de la Nouvelle-Caledonie. Le fort St. James a toujours joué un grand rôle dans les communications avec le nord de la Columbie-Britannique.
1806 da’, Simon Fraser ‘ink’ez John Stuart bulh ‘udechoo ‘udustl’us ooket-un dakelhne toh néhonin’aih. ‘Udechoo North
Historic Sites and Monuments Boart of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada - Government of Canada.
Location. 54° 26.358′ N, 124° 15.368′ W. Marker is in Fort St. James, British Columbia, in Cariboo Regional District. Marker is on Kwah Road West 0.3 kilometers west of Stewart Lake Highway (British Columbia Highway 27), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 280 Kwah Road West, Fort St. James, British Columbia V0J, Canada.
More about this marker. This marker is located just to the right of the main entrance of the Fort St. James National Historic Site of Canada Visitors Centre.
Regarding Fort St. James. “Long before Alexander Mackenzie came west of the Rock
“Simon Fraser, John Stuart and those that accompanied them, found this area rich in all kinds fur-bearing animals. Once established, the post became an important trading place for the Dakelh."
“Stuart Lake Outpost was renamed Fort St. James in 1821 with the amalgamation of the North West Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company. What you see is the fourth building phase of the Fort in its original location. As a place for trade, the post was alive and active until 1952.”
Source: Fort St. James National Historic Site of Canada, Parks Canada pamphlet.
Also see . . .
1. Fort St, James National Historic Site of Canada. (Submitted on May 27, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. David Douglas Biography. (Submitted on May 27, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans •
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