Kanaka Mountain (Kanaka Bar Mountain) British Columbia #1135
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Canadian Cascades
Height: 1897 m -> 6224 feet
Prominence?: 167 m
Line Parent?: Jackass Mountain (3.1 km away, at bearing 161 degrees)
Greater Parent: Jackass Mountain (3.0 km away)
Location: 50.11580,-121.48640 50:06:57, -121:29:11 10U 608213 5552603 (15 km SE of Lytton). NTS Mapsheet: 092.I.03 AreaCode: FM01/BE18
|In the Northern Cascades east of Kanaka Bar and southeast of Lytton, this infrequently visited peak is located near Jackass Mountain. "Gold rush tales about these peaks far surpass the enjoyment of climbing them, but the dedicated will no doubt find a way." |
Name Notes: A Kanaka was the word in the local argot, whether English or the Chinook Jargon, for a British Columbian of Hawaiian origin, many of whom worked in the employees of the fur companies in the pre-colonial days. "Kanaka" comes from the Hawaiian word "kanakamaolie", meaning "a local dude, man".
Like the early Chinese settlers, the early Kanakas came to BC to work as laborers and stayed. The name of this bar suggests that a group of Kanakas worked this bar during the 1858 Gold Rush (many of the "Boston Men" - Americans didn't like to work in the difficult and hostile country upstream from Spuzzum and left that to other groups; similarly with China Bar and other names in this area).
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