The Dakelh First Nations people of central interior British Columbia have had a thriving and active trade system for thousands of years. This complex system was made up of a system of trails and river networks, which they used on their seasonal round.
From the south they traded with the Tsilhkot'en and Shuswap peoples.
From the west, they traded with the Bella Coola and other coastal peoples. And to the north, with the Tsekani, who in turn traded with the Gitskani and the Tsimsian.
Existing trade network/seasonal round early 1800s: Click to see trade map
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