Chilcotin War

CHILCOTIN WAR was not a war at all, but an isolated outbreak of violence in Apr 1864 by a group of TSILHQOT'IN people against a work party cutting a road through their territory. The exact cause of the attack is not known. It occurred in an atmosphere of increasing unrest as survey parties and pack trains penetrated the CHILCOTIN Plateau in the wake of the Cariboo GOLD RUSH. The newcomers did not ask the aboriginals' permission to cross their land and did not always treat the Tsilhqot'in with...

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