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University of Saskatchewan – USask historian tracing lost Stó:lō stories –

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 201928 Views

While working as historian for the Stó:lō Nation in the 1990s, Dr. Keith Carlson (PhD), now a professor of history and Research Chair in Aboriginal and Community-Engaged History at USask, was tasked to research how the 1858 gold rush impacted the Stó:lō communities, including looking at the value of gold that was taken, and the environmental damage to creeks and river systems. What he stumbled across in the archival record was far more disturbing—evidence of an eight-year-old boy having been taken by a California miner.

Earlier historians had overlooked the story, and in the wake of residentials and other tragedies, the story had also slipped from the memories of many in the Stó:lō community.

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