Two headed serpent and the Chief

Make Sínulhka, a massive two-headed serpent that, according to local folklore once roamed through the Squamish territory and Xwechtáal, a brave young hero who saved the village of Stá7mes from the terrors of Sínulhka.


Sínulhka was a massive two-headed serpent that once roamed through the Squamish territory, its horrible shrieks frightening the people in the village of Stá7mes, Squamish. Xwechtáal, a young warrior, was tasked with killing the serpent. He pursued it up Siyám Smánit where it left a striking black streak, now known as the Black Dyke. For four years, Xwechtáal pursued the serpent until he was able to slay it as it rested in a lake.

Extract from storiesandsuch

Further questions to explore:

  • How Squamish got it’s name.
  • Local history of Squamish and its people.
  • Cultural, symbolic, personal, geological
    Significance of this huge piece of granite
    monalithic rock.
  • What is special about the Chief.


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