Alexis Creek

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Coordinates: 52°04′49″N 123°18′19″W / 52.08028°N 123.30528°W / 52.08028; -123.30528
Alexis Creek
River
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Source Alexis Lake
 - location Northwest of Alexis Creek
 - elevation 3,412 ft (1,040 m) [1]
 - coordinates 52°15′21″N 123°31′25″W / 52.25583°N 123.52361°W / 52.25583; -123.52361
Mouth Chilcotin River
 - location Upstream from Alexis Creek
 - elevation 2,283 ft (696 m) [2]
 - coordinates 52°04′49″N 123°18′19″W / 52.08028°N 123.30528°W / 52.08028; -123.30528
This article is about the creek in British Columbia. For the settlement of the same name in the same area, see Alexis Creek, British Columbia.

Alexis Creek is a creek in the Chilcotin District of British Columbia, Canada, flowing southeast from its source in Alexis Lake into the Chilcotin River a short distance upstream from the town of Alexis Creek.[3]

Name origin[edit]

The name was conferred by the Geographic Boards Name of Canada in 1911. It was named either for Alexis Belanger, a Hudson's Bay Company interpreter, or for Chief Alexis, a leader of the Tsilhqot'in in the mid-19th Century. Alexis remained neutral in the Chilcotin War of 1864 and met with Governor Seymour during the latter's expedition to the vicinity during that affair. Seymour describes him in his journal:

"....Chief Alexis and his men came on at the best pace of their horses, holding their muskets over their heads to show they came in peace. Having ascertained which was the Governor, he threw himself from his horse and at once approached me. He was dressed in a French uniform, such as one sees in pictures of Montcalm"[4]

See also[edit]

  • Alexis Creek First Nation, the band government of the Tsi Del Del or Redstone group of the Tsilhqot'in people
  • Alexis Creek Indian Reserves Nos. 6, 8 through 18, and 20 through 35, which are under the administration of the Alexis Creek First Nation

References[edit]

  1. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth.
  2. ^ Mouth elevation derived from Google Earth.
  3. ^ "Alexis Creek". BC Geographical Names. 
  4. ^ , Journals of Governor Seymour, quoted in 1001 British Columbia Place Names, Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V, Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973<