Joe Capilano (1850–1910), was a leader of the Squamish, who called him Sa7plek (Sahp-luk). He fought for the recognition of Native rights and lifestyle.
In 1906 he, along with Cowichan Chief Charley Isipaymilt and Secwepemc Chief Basil David, traveled to Ottawa, then after that London, to meet with King of Canada Edward VII to speak of the need to settle land claims in British Columbia. Joe Capilano died of tuberculosis in 1910.
A number of landmarks on Vancouver's North Shore are named in his honour, among them Capilano Lake, one of the sources of Vancouver's water supply, Capilano River, as well as Capilano Road running parallel up the east side of the river to the Grouse Mountain ski resort from the Capilano Indian Reserve (Xwemelch'stn), adjacent to the Lions Gate Bridge.
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- Barman, Jean. Stanley Park's Secrets. Habour Publishing, 2005. ISBN 978-1-55017-420-5.
- Mathews, Major J.S. Conversations with Khahtsahlano, 1932-1954. Out-of-Print, 1955. ASIN: B0007K39O2.
- E. Johnson, Pauline. Legends of Vancouver. IndyPublish.com (March 28, 2005). ISBN 978-1-4142-4792-2.
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