The Government of Canada and the Tsilhqot’in National Government have announced that, “As a symbolic gesture of reconciliation,” Canada will “offer a statement of exoneration” for the six Tsilhqot’in Chiefs martyred by the Crown in 1864/65. This is an outline of the events commonly known as the Chilcotin War.
A rare image from an 1868 hunting journal depicts natives fishing in the Chilcotin River.
A rare image from an 1868 hunting journal depicts a confrontation between a Tsilhqot’in man and two Frenchmen over the unauthorized hunting of a deer.
The Central Coast Regional District has become the second B.C. government body to recognize officially that the smallpox epidemics of 1862/63 that decimated the indigenous population within its area were an instance of genocide.
Shawn Swanky’s dramatic and detailed artistic rendering of this meeting incorporates every known detail about the occasion.