HOMALCO  () people, a First Nation of the Northern Coast Salish (see SALISHAN FIRST NATIONS) and formerly known as Mainland COMOX, occupied the shores of BUTE INLET and the islands near its mouth at the top of GEORGIA STRAIT. At contact with Europeans their main villages were situated at the mouth of the HOMATHKO, Southgate and Orford rivers, all in Bute Inlet. These villages were later abandoned. By the end of the 20th century the...

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