Monday, 29 September 2008

BC Culture - Dick Garneau

Note that Slumach is mentioned on a page "Early Years" on Dick Garneau's interesting and informative Web site Canadian History Directory as follows:
1891 -- January 16 : New Westminster, B.C., Old Slumach an Indian is hanged for the murder September 8, 1890 at Lillooet Slough about 2 1/2 miles above Pitt River bridge, of Louis Bee a half-breed who had insulted the old Indian. Some believed that with the death of Old Slumach knowledge of the location of a rich gold deposit in Pit Lake country was lost.
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Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Lost Gold Mine of Pitt Lake BC

This summer Douglas DuHamel joined the choir of those who claim that Slumach was "... the only man who knew about the gold mine at Pitt Lake." Click here to read his copyrighted contribution!

Monday, 1 September 2008

August Jack's Mine

In December 1951, Bruce Larsen interviewed Chief (August Jack) Khahtsahlano, "the only Indian still living who knows the whole story." That was about "Slumach's Mine," but what about "August Jack's Mine"?

R.C. (Dick) Winkelman has been told that August Jack and a few others had a mine somewhere on the North Shore but that it caved in and killed two and for that reason it became tabu. "The Natives in Squamish hiked to the north arm [Indian Arm] of the Burrard Inlet. It took 14 hours and they camped overnight. In the morning August Jack would show them some nuggets, but never told where he got them."