Roche Miette

Alberta. Mountain
Approximately 37 km south-west of Hinton
53° 8′ 48″ N 117° 55′ 11″ W — Map 83 F/4 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1956
Official in Canada

According to Gabriel Franchère, this mountain is named after a voyageur by the name of Miette who climbed its south side,

Hector said: “the mountain has only once been ascended from the south side by a hunter, named Miette, after whom it was named.”

Or perhaps the name is from the Cree word, “my-a-tick,” meaning “mountain sheep.”

The other features take their names from this mountain.

References:

  • Franchère, Gabriel [1786–1863]. Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814, or the First American Settlement on the Pacific. Translated and edited by J. V. Huntington. New York: Bedfield, 1854. Gutenberg
  • Hector, James. Journal. Sprye, Irene M. Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1968
  • Canadian Board on Geographical Names. Place-names of Alberta. Published for the Geographic Board by the Department of the Interior. Ottawa: Department of the Interior, 1928. Hathi Trust

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