060 - View of the Chief, 1914

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Identifier

060

Title

View of the Chief, 1914

Date(s)

  • 1914

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Description

Photo by: Evans.

This granite monolith is approximately 700 metres high and is second only to Gibraltar in size. It is so named because its outline against the sky forms the profile of a sleeping Indian chief. The profile of a chief's face can also be seen in the rock.

The actual Indian spelling of Stawamus is STA-a-mus and is a variant of Squamish and means "birthplace of the winds". Pioneers often used "Stamish" instead of "Stawamus". The name refers to the Indian reserve at the mouth of the Squamish River (Reserve #24), the Stawamus River, the area drained by it and the "Chief".

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image

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Source

Squamish Public Library, Squamish Files: Place Names.

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Filesize

30.7 KiB

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October 26, 2011 2:21 PM

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