Clams and Clam Gardens

Winter came and the tide was very low at night. Every night the woman made a torch from pitch wood and went down to the beach to dig for clams. It was on the beach that the young woman gave birth to her children…

(Tla’amin origin story,
told by the late Noel George Harry)





From time immemorial, clams have been central to the lives of the Tla’amin People. Explore these pages to learn more about how The People used and managed clams in the past.

 ©2012 SFU Archaeology &
Tla'amin First Nation

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