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Tr’ondk Hwch’in Traditional Territory

Tr’ondk Hwch’in Traditional Territory
Source: H. Dobrowolsky, Hammerstones: A History of the Tr’ondk Hwch’in (Tr’ondk Hwch’in, 2003). Map after C. Osgood with revisions by T. J. Hammer and Patricia Halladay.

Chief Isaac's Mining Claims

Between 1904 and 1919 Chief Isaac staked four placer mines. He may have filed these claims to protect his cabin and subsistence sites. These claims were located on Moosehide Creek near Moosehide Village, on Cary Creek (just below the mouth of the Fortymile River), on the South Fork of the Sixtymile, and on Pine Creek which flows into the Sixtymile.

Claim No.


Date Recorded


No. 15 below Discovery on Cary Creek.

26 Sep 1904


Creek claim No. 27 above Discovery, on South Fork Sixty Mile River.

23 Dec 1911


Creek Claim No. 16 below Discovery on Pine Creek.

01 Feb 1912


Creek Claim No. 15 above Discovery Moosehide Creek.

06 Oct 1919

Click here for a copy of the original claim registrations.
Chief Isaac Placer Gold Claim

The Han People Today "We are people of the river: we cannot fade away. The Yukon is our lifeline for subsistence and survival."
Source: William Silas, The Northland News, April 1988