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The klondike gold rush 1896 1899

The Klondike Gold Rush1896-1899


The klondike gold rush brought fame and fortune to people

Skookum-Jim Mason was from the Dakl' aweidi Clan and was a packer on the Chilkoot Trail. He received the nickname Skookum Jim, for being able to haul huge loads of more than 100 pounds. He worked with three partners and together they earned nearly one million dollars. His people, Tagish people and people of the Yukon, considered him to be a generous man.

The Klondike Gold Rush brought fame and fortune to people…

Keish- Skookum Jim Mason (James Mason)


And places

…and places

Seattle, WA.

1897

On July 17, 1897, at 6 a.m., the steamship Portland arrives in Seattle from Alaska with 68 miners and a cargo of "more than a ton of solid gold" from the banks of the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory. This was the beginning of a period of prosperity in the northwest city of Seattle that lasted for more than a dozen years.


The klondike gold rush 1896 1899

The Seattle Times wrote that he steamship Portland arrived in Seattle from Dawson with "more than a ton of gold.” The Klondike Gold Rush was on!

Within six months, approximately 100,000 gold-seekers set off for the Yukon. Only 30,000 completed the 1-year trip. Many people died, or lost enthusiasm and either stopped where they were, or turned back along the way. The trip was long, harsh, and cold. Gold seekers had to walk most of the way, using either pack animals or sleds to carry hundreds of pounds of supplies through ice and snow covered mountains.


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