Skookum Jim

[ Skookum Jim ]

Skookum Jim, na, 1898, NAC, C-025640

Skookum Jim (First Nations name “Keish”) was a member of the wolf clan of the Tagish First Nation, and Dawson Charlie (Káa Goox*) (d. 1908) was his nephew. Born around 1855, he lived near the present town of Carcross. As a young man he worked as a packer, carrying the equipment and supplies of early prospectors over the mountain passes from the seacoast to the headwaters of the Yukon river. It was while doing this that he met Carmack, and the two formed a partnership that included Dawson Charlie as well. He died in 1916.


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