Simon Fraser explores Fraser River and meets Nlaka'pamux at Lytton

Simon Fraser and his crew meet Nlaka’pamux in Lytton in June 1808, the first European travellers to do so. Nlaka'pamux oral history states that: Nlaka’pamux welcome Simon Fraser and share food, smoke, and ceremony; Simon Fraser refuses the Nlaka’pamux host’s offer of roast fish and requests they give him their dog for meat instead, to their dismay; and Simon Fraser physically violates local Nlaka’pamux women bathing in the river, taking advantage of the fact that they mistake him for a transformer.

Wickwire, Wendy C. "To See Ourselves as the Other’s Other: Nlaka’pamux Contact Narratives." The Canadian Historical Review 75, no. 1 (1994): 2, 12, 15.