Snake Indian River

Alberta. River: Athabasca River drainage
Tributary of the Athabasca River, exiting entirely within Jasper National Park.
53°11’22″N N 117°59’2″ W — Map 083F04 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1956
Official in Canada

This name appears on B.C. Surveyor General Joseph Trutch’s 1871 map of British Columbia.

The Snake Indian River, was named after a small tribe of indigenous people, referred to as the Snakes, who resided around Jasper House in the 19th century.

References:

  • Trutch, Joseph William [1826–1904]. Map of British Columbia to the 56th Parallel North Latitude. Victoria, B.C.: Lands and Works Office, 1871. University of Victoria
  • Wikipedia. Snake Indian River

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