TRAILS were the earliest land transportation routes in BC. Aboriginals used footpaths to travel within their traditional territories to hunting and FISHING sites and to communicate with other groups for purposes of trade and warfare. For example, coastal FIRST NATIONS used a network of "grease trails" between the coast and the Interior, so-called because the people used these corridors to trade EULACHON oil with their inland neighbours. One of these trails is now part of the ALEXANDER MACKENZIE...

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