We do not know his name: Klatsassin and the Chilcotin War

Settler-Tsilhqot'in Relations

[ Chilcotin 1890 Goodland Detail, A.L. Pudrier, British Columbia. Surveyor Generals Branch  ]

After the trials the case was closed -- or was it? The townsfolk and ranchers on the borders of Tsilhqot’in territory found that the impact of the events in the Chilcotin had long-term effects.

The impact was felt on the proposed transportation routes across the Chilcotin Plateau, and it brought a massive debt of $80,000 dollars to the colony which had been too broke to spend a dime to settle treaties with native people. The debt hung over British Columbia and was one of the factors moving British Columbia to accept confederation with Canada in 1871.

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