HAZELTON, village, pop 345 (2001), lies at the confluence of the BULKLEY and SKEENA rivers, 290 km east of PRINCE RUPERT. Long inhabited by the GITKSAN people, it is the site of 'KSAN, a reconstructed Gitksan village. A townsite was laid out in 1871 next to the village of Gitanmaax and named for the plentiful hazelnuts. In 1879 the HBC purchased a store and began operating a trading post supplied by canoe brigades up the Skeena. The community developed as the head of steamboat navigation on the...

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