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Anahim Peak  British Columbia   #4989
Ranges: North America Ranges / BC Interior Plateau / Chilcotin Plateau

Height: 1897 m -> 6224 feet
Prominence?: 542 m  
Line Parent?: Tsitsutl Peak (11.0 km away, at bearing 250 degrees)
Greater Parent: Tsitsutl Peak (11.0 km away)

Location:   52.75793,-125.62523     52:45:29, -125:37:31   10U 322853 5848575 (75 km NE of Hagensborg). NTS Mapsheet: 093.C.13   AreaCode: FM25/HG52
This volcanic cone stands out all by itself, rising from the Dean River plateau between the Rainbow range and the Ilgachuz range. This volcanic peak was an important source of obsidian for the Nuxalk and Chilcotin tribes. Obsidian was greatly desired because incredibly sharp arrowheads and cutting knives could be made from it. It was also used for jewelry. Anahim obsidian was traded extensively throughout the BC Interior and up and down the Coast from Bella Coola. Red ochre used in paint and decoration was also obtained from this area. Clayton Mack's book "Bella Coola Man" provides more details.

Note that the name is not "Anaheim" but "Anahim", an Anglicization of the word "Anuxim", a local chief.

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