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
- What is special about the Chief.