Smithers arose from a swamp beneath a mountain. Initially the non-indigenous residents of the town in northwestern B.C. largely excluded the surrounding Witsuwit?en population. As a third-generation native of Smithers, who now works as an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Florida State University, Tyler McCreary has orchestrated interviews with more than fifty Witsuwit?en and non-indigenous families for Shared Histories: Witsuwit?en - Settler Relations in Smithers BC 1913 - 1973 (Creekstone $24.95). To celebrate this publication, the community of Witset (formerly Moricetown) and the Liksilyu clan organized a 34 km. Walk to Witset and a feast hosting more than 400 guests (over 50% non-Indigenous). Ut?akhgit Henry Alfred, the last living Witsuwit?en plaintiff in the Delgamuukw ? Gisdaywa court case, hosted the feast, attending in spite of illness, and died soon after. ?This book is part of a process to acknowledge the historic contributions of Witsuwit?en people to building the town," says McCreary, "and the forms of discrimination that they endured.? 978-1-928195-04-7