DIZKLE (or Dzilke) was a large prehistoric village of CEDAR plank houses (see ARCHITECTURE, ABORIGINAL) on the banks of the BULKLEY R north of the modern community of MORICETOWN. According to oral tradition, the WET'SUWET'EN people shared the village with the GITKSAN and other groups, all of whom spent at least the summer there FISHING for SALMON. The name Dizkle meant "dead trees all pointing in one direction." Acting on an omen of disaster, inhabitants abandoned the site suddenly, dispersing...

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