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    Klondike Gold Rush

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Thirty-three Miles

July 30, 2012 Posted by: Katie Bonanno

Follow our interns Katie Bonanno and Nicole Peters as they hike the Chilkoot Trail!

 

Did You Know?

Historic photo of Native Tlingit packer carring a pack of goods on his back, wearing Western gear

The Chilkoot Trail was an important trade route connecting the Tlingits with interior First Nation peoples long before the Klondike Gold Rush. Dyea or Deiyaa (Tlingit for "to pack") was a small Native settlement used as a fishing camp and staging area for trade expeditions to and from the interior.