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Shuswap River

Feature type: river
Province: British Columbia
Location: Former name for Raush River
A Native camp, Tête Jaune Cache area, 1910s.

A Native camp, Tête Jaune Cache area, 1910s.
Valemount & Area Museum

The Raush River was originally known as the Shuswap River, after the natives living in the area at first white contact. There was a Shuswap settlement at Tête Jaune Cache. The Robson Valley marked their northern limits.

Little Shuswap Creek

Feature type: creek
Province: British Columbia
Location: Former name for Kiwa Creek

In his “Notes on the Cariboo Range” of 1925, Munday wrote, “The local name of the Big Shuswap conflicts with the Shuswap River further south and appears on recent government maps as Raushwap or Rausch River (from Riviere au Shuswap). Kiwa Creek is known locally as Little Shuswap.”

References:

  • Munday, W. A. D. “In the Cariboo Range — Mt. David Thompson.” Canadian Alpine Journal, (1925):130-136. Alpine Club of Canada. p. 136