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We Do Not Know His Name: Klatsassin and the Chilcotin War

We Do Not Know His Name: Klatsassin and the Chilcotin War

This site about the Chilcotin War includes a complete collection of historical documents and images. As dawn broke on April 30, 1864, some 25 Tsilhqot'in men surprised the sleeping camp of a crew building a road to the Cariboo gold mines. Of the 15 road-builders, only three escaped with their lives. Was it unprovoked or was it revenge? Was it an act of terrorism or war or the worst mass murder of Whites by Aboriginal People in British Columbia history? Who was the leader, and if this was war, who won? Visitors can look at the collection of archival materials and develop their critical thinking skills by analyzing the evidence provided. Students are encouraged to come up with their own interpretations of primary documents, rather than relying on other people’s analyses. Educators have access to a Teachers' Guide and experts’ interpretations of the mystery. The site is available in English and French.


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