July 14, 1864:The child is feeling heavier and heavier. I sought out a Native woman in confidence and she gave me a tea to drink that helps. I am in hopes of a letter from George at our next stop…
SODA CREEK/XATSU'LL GOING THE EXTRA MILES
Simon Fraser wouldn’t have made it to the Pacific without its chief’s. Its steamship landing allowed thousands of gold seekers to reach Barkerville. And they gave the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway a hand completing the line from Eastern Canada. Soda Creek/Xats’ull’s people have always gone the extra mile for their guests. Return the favour and check out this Secwepemc First Nation community.
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Three Fun Facts about Soda Creek/Xatsu'll
Experience Secwepemc spiritual and cultural traditions at the national award-winning Xats’ull Heritage Village. Hear the stories from the elders, enjoy delicious traditional foods or visit the sweat lodge for a real spiritual experience.
In 1808, Xatsu’ll’s chief guided Simon Fraser all the way from his village to near present-day Lillooet.
After his wife nearly drowned after falling off the ferry crossing the river, Rudy Johnson found an abandoned bridge in Alaska, shipped it home piece by piece and reconstructed a safe crossing.