Tseax River


Tseax River

The Tseax River, aka Ksi Sii Aks in the Nisga'a language, is a tributary of the Nass River in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. It is most notable as the namesake of Tseax Cone, a volcano within its basin that was responsible for an eruption that killed 2,000 Nisga'a people. Prior to the eruption, the Nisga'a name for this river was Ksi Gimwits'ax. Buried by the eruption it eventually resurfaced. The Nisga'a recognized it as the same stream but renamed it Ksi Sii Aks - "Sii Aks" means "new body of water".

As proxcribed by terms of the Nisga'a Treaty, the Tseax River is now officially named the Ksi Sii Aks.

References

* [http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/bcgn-bin/bcg10?name=54016 BCGNIS listing "Ksi Sii Aks"]
* [http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/bcgn-bin/bcg10?name=35669 BCGNIS "Tseax River"]


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