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History of Lumby
Landscape- Thompson/Okanagan: Past, Present, & Future
Before the white
man came to the Okanagan Valley, the Indians knew of
the lake monster which they called N'ha-a-itk. This
monster lived in a cave close to Kelowna at a place
called Squally Point.
Indians would never paddle a canoe or raft near this
area because often a storm would spring up and from
the water would rise N'ha-a-itk to claim another
life. If it was necessary to go within the area it
was better to carry a small animal and throw it
overboard as a sacrifice to appease the monster.
The first white settlers heard of N'ha-a-itk from
the Indians, but these sturdy citizens were not
superstitious, and many of them saw the monster and
experienced phenomena that were rather unusual.