LEKWAMMEN (Songhees) are a group of NORTHERN STRAITS First Nations people who live at the south end of VANCOUVER ISLAND in the vicinity of VICTORIA. Traditionally they fished for SALMON and harvested CAMAS, an edible root-bulb traded along the coast. With the arrival of FUR TRADERS in the 1840s many of the Lekwammen congregated in a large village near FORT VICTORIA, which they helped to build. This group became known as Songhees. They moved across the harbour in 1844 to a site known now as Old...

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