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Subject > Weapons, Equipment and Fortifications > Fortified Sites > Kitwanga Fort
War in the Pacific Northwest centred around the canoe, which could be up to 20 metres long. Flotillas of canoes would attack enemy villages, hoping to capture prisoners to keep as slaves. Coastal forts of cedar logs were to be found, used to help control and tax maritime trade.
Gitwangak elders tell the story of the fierce warrior chief, 'Nekt, who used Battle Hill as a base to make raids against Nass River and coastal peoples for food, slaves, and control of lucrative trade routes.
A short history of Kitwanga Fort along with links and contact information for the visitor and the merely curious is provided here.