Kitwanga Fort

KITWANGA FORT was an imposing group of plank homes surrounded by a palisade atop a large mound near the SKEENA R between TERRACE and HAZELTON. The fort, which was destroyed in the early 1800s, was located on an important trading route used by the GITKSAN people. Battles were fought to control this route and its attendant fishing spots (see FISHING, ABORIGINAL). The site is associated with the story of Nekt, a legendary warrior who was the fort's last defender. It is now a National Historic...

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