We do not know his name: Klatsassin and the Chilcotin War

Charles Butler

Charles Butler was a cook for Waddington’s road crew when it was attacked at Bute Inlet. Prior to working for Mr. Waddington, he had been a broker in Victoria and a sapper for the Boundary Commission. A week before the attack, a group of Indians had tried unsuccessfully to steal provisions from Butler’s tent. On the morning of April 30, Butler was probably attending the morning fire when he was shot in the back by a Tsilhqot’in warrior.

Secondary Sources

Hewlett, Edward S. “The Chilcotin Uprising: A Study of Indian-European Relations in Nineteenth Century British Columbia.” MA Thesis, UBC, 1972.

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