Sechelt Indians

Also known as the Siciatl. A small tribe of Salishan linguistic stock in British Columbia, now gathered upon a reservation of the Fraser River agency. They subsisted on salmon, venison, and berries, lived in communal structures of cedar, and were sun-worshipers. Mission work was begun by the Oblate Father Durieu, who rescued them from heathenism and general degradation, and gathered them into a new town. They are a moral and industrious people, and at one point were all Catholics.

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