Gunanoot, Simon

GUNANOOT, Simon, Gitksan trapper, storekeeper (b circa 1874, Gitanmaax; d Oct 1933, near Stewart). He is the most famous fugitive in BC history. The son of a GITKSAN chief, he was accused of the murder of 2 men, Alex McIntosh and Max Leclair, near HAZELTON in June 1906. He did not know Leclair and no evidence linked him to that killing, but he had been fighting with McIntosh and had been heard to threaten him. Rather than risk trial before a white jury, Gunanoot and his brother-in-law Peter...

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