Flows into Smoky River from Moose Pass
53.2242 N -119.1269 W — Map 083E03 — Google — GeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1956
Official in Canada
Describing the route of the 1911 expedition, A. O. Wheeler wrote:
The general line of travel may be described as follows: Commencing at Henry House, the eastern extremity of the survey, the route lay up the valleys of the Athabaska and Miette Rivers to the summit of the Continental Divide at the Yellowhead Pass. Thence down the valley of Yellowhead Lake and Fraser River for seventeen miles to the junction of the Moose River with the Fraser. Then up the Moose River Valley to the Moose Pass, where the Continental Divide was again crossed, and down the valley of Calumet Creek (local name Pipestone Creek), to the Smoky River Valley.… The defile opens to the valley of Pipestone Creek, as it is called locally, some little distance from the head. It is suggested that this tributary of the Big Smoky be known as “Calumet Creek” to distinguish it from another Pipestone Creek near Laggan in the southern Rockies.
A calumet is kind of tobacco pipe used by North American Indians, 1660s, from Canadian French calumet (1630s), from Norman French calumet “pipe, reed pipe” (Old French chalemel, 12c., Modern French chalumeau), from Latin calamellus, diminutive of calamus “reed; something made of reed or shaped like a reed.”
- Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. “The Alpine Club of Canada’s expedition to Jasper Park, Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson region, 1911.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 4 (1912):9-80