Bonaparte Indian Band Cemetery - Bonaparte, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
N 50° 50.141 W 121° 22.399
10U E 614543 N 5632812
Quick Description: Bonaparte Indian Band Cemetery is located at the Cariboo Hwy. and Perry Road.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/29/2019 8:21:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM1174K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
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Long Description:

"Bonaparte Indian Band, also known as the Bonaparte First Nation, is a member band of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) people. The Band is located west of Cache Creek on about 1,878 hectares of land. The band is separated into nine sections, and has a membership of about 900." Source: Bonaparte Indian Band

Bonaparte Indian Band Cemetery is actually quite large and kept in a natural setting. There is a large white arch at the entrance. Though Find a Grave only lists 24 interments, there are estimated over 300 with almost all marked with a wooden cross and simply RIP inscribed. It is not uncommon for graves to be left unmarked and the estimate of over 300 actually could be low. There is an older section towards the back where some of graves are marked with pipe shaped as a cross and a few small upright marble headstones. Most have an orange algae growing on them making them almost impossible to read.

The oldest known interment is Charles Sh'Awitksh who was born in 1847 and passed away in 1884.

Sophie Joseph birth is unknown and passed away October 19, 1901. These two interments tends one to think this cemetery dates back to the at least 1884.

City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Bonaparte, British Columbia

Approximate number of graves: Over 300

Cemetery Status: Active

Cemetery Website: [Web Link]

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