HAGWILGET, pop 224, is a WET'SUWET'EN community on the south bank of a narrow canyon in the BULKLEY R near its confluence with the SKEENA R. Originally it was the site of an ancient GITKSAN village, Tse Kya. In about 1820 a rock blocked the annual SALMON run through the canyon and Wet'suwet'en people from upstream moved down to the area to fish. There is a famous suspension bridge across the canyon. See also FISHING, ABORIGINAL.

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