Nefarious Banana Posted March 30 Report Share Posted March 30 2 hours ago, blackbird said: What about the Fraser River watershed. That extends way to somewhere around Jasper in north east B.C. in the Rocky Mountains. The Skeena River watershed extends from Prince Rupert on the coast hundreds of kilometers inland into the northwest B.C. Sounds like a good argument to claim half the province. Just pick any geographic feature and make your claim. Canada or B.C. will pay, and pay, and pay forever. I grew up in the coastal mountains. So the whole coastal mountain range is mine argument. Fact is that there was no reason to stray inland from the 'coastal strip' . . . . old growth stands of hemlock/spruce/red cedar on the west side of VI and north coast are virtually barren in regard to understory/brush/berry/food producing vegetation. There was no need to penetrate the coastal vegetation to any great degree because everything to sustain the coastal tribes was at their fingertips along the coast. Their claims of everything 'as far as the eye can see' are bogus, and should be treated as such. The horse cultures of the prairies were a different story however . . . mobile natives competing with other mobile tribes for a mobile/seasonal food source . . . . the old scars run deep back there. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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