Extends S from Big Bend, Columbia River, into Montana,
50.5 N 117.5 W — Map 082K12 — Google — GeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1959
Official in BC – Canada
Pre-emptor’s map Tête Jaune 3H 1919
After the union of the North West Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company [1670–] in 1821, the mountains were renamed in honour of Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk [1771-1820].He was noteworthy as a Scottish philanthropist who sponsored immigrant settlements in Canada at the Red River Colony.
- British Columbia Geographical Names. Selkirk Mountains