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Stikine Territory

Stikine Territory (usually spelt Stickeen in the 19th Century) was a territory that existed in British North America from July 19, 1862 until July of the next year. A gold rush in the part of Alaska directly to the west had attracted settlers to the region, the British authorities thus felt it was advisable to detach the region from the Hudson's Bay Company's lands. The new territory, named after the Stikine River, was under the responsibility of the Governor of British Columbia and under that colony's law and courts. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (554x618, 768 KB)modified version of a PD map, Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (554x618, 768 KB)modified version of a PD map, Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... A territory is a defined area (including land and waters), usually considered to be a possession of an animal, person, organization, or institution (from the word terra, meaning land). In politics, a territory is an area of land under the jurisdiction of a governmental authority. ... British North America was an informal term first used in 1783, but uncommon before the Report on the Affairs of British North America (1839), called the Durham Report. ... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A California Gold Rush handbill A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of commercial quantities of gold. ... The Hudsons Bay Company (HBC. TSX: HBC) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ... The Stikine River (sti-KEEN) is a river, approximately 335 mi (539 km) long, in northwestern British Columbia in Canada and southeastern Alaska in the United States. ... The Colony of British Columbia was a crown colony of British North America from 1858 until 1871. ...


Only a year later it was decided that the western regions should be amalgamated. Stikine, and the Queen Charlotte Islands were thus added to British Columbia. The northernmost section, above the 60th parallel, was merged back into the North-Western Territory. The Queen Charlotte Islands or Haida Gwaii are an archipelago off the north-west coast of British Columbia, Canada, consisting of two main islands: Graham Island in the North, and Moresby Island in the south. ... The North-Western Territory at its greatest extent, 1859 The North-Western Territory was a region of British North America until 1870. ...


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Stikine Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (284 words)
Stikine Territory (usually spelt Stickeen in the 19th Century) was a territory that existed in British North America from July 19, 1862 until July of the next year.
The new territory, named after the Stikine River, was under the responsibility of the Governor of British Columbia and under that colony's law and courts.
Stikine, and the Queen Charlotte Islands were thus added to British Columbia.
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As a British territory, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is the sovereign, represented by a governor.
The territory's gross domestic product as of late 2006 is approximately $400 million (per capita $12 500), with a real growth rate of about 4,9% (2000) and an inflation rate of about 4%.
The territory used to be an important trans-shipment point for South American narcotics destined for the United States, but due to the ongoing pressure of a combined American, Bahamian and Turks and Caicos effort has this trade been greatly reduced.
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