Snaring River

Alberta. River: Athabasca River drainage
Across divide from Grant Brook
53°0’50″N N 118°4’28” W — Map 083E01 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1956
Official in Canada

On Palliser map, 1865; Snare Indian on David Thompson’s map, 1814; Hector says: “after a tribe of Indians that at one time lived here, dwelling in holes dug the ground, and subsisting on animals which they captured with snares of green hide, in which manner they used to kill the big-horn, small deer and even moose.’

References:

  • Wikipedia. Snaring River
  • 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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