Lillooet Indians

("wild onion") An important tribe of Salishan linguistic stock in southern British Columbia, now settled upon reservations attached to Williams Lake and Fraser River agencies. The beginning of Christianity and civilization among them dates from 1837, when Fathers Norbert Blanchet and Modeste Demers came among them. At later periods Fathers Nobili and Grandidier labored in this field. The entire tribe is now officially reported as Catholic. Twelve villages have churches, while a number of children are being educated at Saint Mary's Mission under the Oblate Fathers and the Sisters of Saint Anne.

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