Kate Carmack

[ Kate Carmack ]

Kate Carmack, na, Yukon Archives, 83/241 #21

Kate Carmack (First Nations name Shaaw Tla) (1862-1920) was Skookum Jim’s sister and Dawson Charlie’s aunt. She lived with George Carmack after 1888, and the two had a daughter, Graphie. Finding gold put a strain on their relationship, and George abandoned her in 1900, marrying a prostitute from Dawson. Graphie later married her father’s new wife’s brother. Kate returned to her people, living near her brother until his death. She died in the influenza epidemic of 1920.

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