The Chilkoot Pass and the great Gold Rush of 1898: R64-81/1981-48E-PDF

"The rush over the Chilkoot and White passes reached its zenith in the winter of 1897-98 when an unprecedented number of goldseekers scrambled over the mountain barrier to the Klondike. Actually a place in Yukon history had been secured for the Yukon Pass long before the gold rush. A major trade route for the Tlingit Indians, the natives retained control of the Chilkoot Pass until the 1880s when the prospecting and trading activities of the Europeans and Americans dictated the necessity of a short route into the Yukon. In this study I trace the history of the Chilkoot Pass, emphasizing its important role in Yukon transportation, the great rush of 1898 and the establishment of an administrative structure after the boom period. The Chilkoot Pass played a significant role in the transportation infrastructure throughout the southwestern Yukon that would form the basis for Yukon development"--Abstract, p. 5.

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Department/Agency Parks Canada. National Historic Parks and Sites Branch.
Title The Chilkoot Pass and the great Gold Rush of 1898
Series Title History and archaeology ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Historical publication digitized 2015 from print. Issued also in French under title: Le col Chilkoot et la ruée vers l'or de 1898.
Date c1981.
Number of Pages 144 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • R64-81/1981-48E-PDF
Subject Terms Northern Canada, History, Mountains