Esowista Indian Reserve No. 3

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Esowista Indian Reserve No. 3, also known as Esowista 3, is an Indian reserve located on the Esowista Peninsula (which was named for it[1]) in the Clayoquot Sound region of the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Located at the head of Wickaninnish Bay, just east of Schooner Cove,[2] it is part of the group of reserves under the governance of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth peoples.[3] Its population in 2006 was 160.

Meaning of name[edit]

"Esowista" is a transliteration of the original Nuu-chah-nulth language word, hisaawista – "Captured by clubbing the people who lived there to death".[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BC Names entry "Esowista Peninsula"
  2. ^ BC Names entry "Esowista 3 (Indian reserve)"
  3. ^ "Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, "Reserves/Settlements/Villages Detail"". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
  4. ^ Source: Ha-shilth-sa newspaper, 2003. All translations were compiled with consultation from Nuuchahnulth elders. Ha-shilth-sa (meaning 'interesting news') is the official newspaper for the Nuu-chah-nulth nation.

Coordinates: 49°04′00″N 125°47′00″W / 49.06667°N 125.78333°W / 49.06667; -125.78333