KITSEGUECLA  () , or Gitsegukla, pop 432 (2001), is a GITKSAN community located at the junction of the SKEENA and Kitseguecla rivers, about 40 km southwest of HAZELTON. The name means "people living under the precipice," though locals often refer to the area as Skeena Crossing. It was the site of a blockade of the Skeena R in 1872 when the village was destroyed by a campfire, presumed to have been set by whites, that burned out of control....

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