Dene Indians

A group of tribes, of Athapaskan stock. The name means

men. Morice includes four tribes in the Western Denes: Sekanais, on

the west slope of the Rocky Mountains; Babines, who occupy the shores of

the lakes of the same name, and the neighbouring country; Carriers,

whose villages extend from Stuart Lake to Alexandria on the Fraser; and

Chilcotins, who occupy the valley of the river of the same name.