The story of the flood
in Húy̓at was told by Mrs. Charley Windsor (Máǧaǧa) to Ronald Olson in the early-mid 1900’s. It describes a time when the waters of Húy̓at rose so high that the people had to take refuge on M̓ṇ́sgṃ́x̌λi Mountain. It is possible that this describes a time when relative sea level was higher than today – some 15,000 years ago, or refers to some more recent tsunami event. The Deluge Story exemplifies some of the ways in which Heiltsuk history is embedded in the mountain and rocks of the Húy̓at landscape. It also suggests the possibility that the settlement of Húy̓at was one of the first settled on northern Hunter Island.