Talk:Alexander MacKenzie Heritage Trail

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Grease Trail[edit]

No doubt that's a redlink, partly a reminder to myself if nobody else to write an article on the Grease Trail, part of which the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail follows (the Grease Trail was more of a network, in fact); which would have to go with an article on Grease (fermented fish guts) or whatever it might be dab'd as. Important part of early native history, and if I weren't just dropping by to add BC project tags I'd stop and add a line about the existence of the Grease Trail; but it would be better if it were at least stubbed so as not to redlink. Other New Caledonia and Contact-period First Nations culture/history/politics/wars article are greatly needed; perhaps should be a focus because we're in the bicentennial period of the histories involved; 2008 will be the 215th Anniversary of Mackenzie's Journey, but I'm more thinking of the founding of Fort McLeod, Fort Fraser, Fort St. James, etc in the '00s of the 1800s, and the importance of New Caledonian history at the time (there was more going on there than in the Lower Columbia, which has a lot more wikispace written on it so far). But for here, just wanted to comment on the need for a Grease Trail article, and mention of it here (trade routes are mentioned, but their basis in the grease should be mentioned; part of the tradition of them is that they were/are traceable on the landscape by leavings of the stuff on the route).Skookum1 01:45, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Official name[edit]

Nuxalk-Carrier Grease/Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail and Nuxalk Carrier Grease-Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail appear to be the official name; Nuxalk-Carrier Grease Trail I'll make a redirect to this page from and also Nuxalk Carrier Grease Trail, but it's an issue if the aboriginally-defined name is higher priority than the one celebrating the colonialist beggar who travelled it ;-). I won't bother with the underscore-x on the Nuxalk name...at least not for now....Skookum1 (talk) 19:03, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

All depends on your point of view, doesn't it. =) If you do change it, don't use the forward slash... it messes everything up. - TheMightyQuill (talk) 19:40, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, they do have official names, at least this one does; just like the West Coast Trail and the TransCanada Trail; others have, well, names, like Okanagan Trail and Dewdney Trail which are by convention; Lillooet Cattle Trail was a legislated name, and so on. And the forward-slash title i wasn't going to use, just citing it as one form of the name; guess I should look up the Stein, see if the Nlaka'pamux or Lil'wat are mentioned in its article title; they're in the official/pc.-ified name. This trail, though, was just always called the Grease Trail, capital-g capital-t, unlike generic grease trails; the Alexander Mackenzie and Carrier/Nuxalk refs are latter-day additions....Skookum1 (talk) 19:51, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Heckman Pass[edit]

I just made this; so far as I know, gleaned from some wikitalkpage disucssion somewhere, it was the route of Alexander MacKenzie's journey, so said that on that article; if someone can cite it, please do so....Skookum1 (talk) 02:38, 17 May 2009 (UTC)