Ninstints, Anthony Island, Sgang Gwaay, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Haida Gwaii, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canadian National Parks Stock Photos - PhotosCanada.com Gallery

Ninstints, Anthony Island, Sgang Gwaay, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Haida Gwaii, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canadian National Parks Stock Photos

Ninstints Haida Village Remains, Anthony Island, Sgang Gwaay, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada CM11-02

Ninstints Haida Village Remains, Anthony Island, Sgang Gwaay, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada CM11-02

Description : Called Skungwa,ai by the Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands, Ninstints was the main village of the Kunghit Haida. Built on a small exposed island off the southern end of Moresby Island, Ninstints is the most isolated of the Haida villages. It was the first Haida village recorded by sailing vessels engaged in the maritime fur trade, and for three decades after 1787 was an important trading destination for them. This activity increased the wealth and importance of the village. In 1841 Ninstints boasted twenty houses and 308 people. In December 1863, smallpox was accidentally introduced and decimated the population. By 1873 the site was used only as a camp and never permanently inhabited again.

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