GITLAKDAMIKS  () ("people of the ponds") was a NISGA'A village at the head of navigation on the NASS R, about 75 km from the mouth. Important grease TRAILS radiated from here inland. The Anglican missionary James B. McCullagh (1862–1921) established a mission nearby in 1883, calling it Aiyansh ("early leaves"), or Upper Nass. The Nisga'a divided their time between the 2 places until 1917, when the mission was flooded out and the...

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