Ah-Chee-Wun


AH-CHEE-WUN was a legendary Coast Salish chief, leader of the Lemalchi people who lived on KUPER ISLAND opposite CHEMAINUS in the mid-19th century (see SALISHAN FIRST NATIONS). A fearsome warrior believed by some to have supernatural powers, he opposed the entry of non-aboriginals into his territory. In Apr 1863, 3 white people were murdered in the GULF ISLANDS. Ah-Chee-Wun's people were blamed and Gov James DOUGLAS dispatched a gunboat to bring them in. At Kuper Island people said the suspects...

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