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


Chedekki (alias George) was one of Klatsassin’s followers accused of participating in the murder of Waddington’s road crew. Chedekki was working as a packer for the road party and both he and Telloot had been seen near the campsite on the night before the attack.

At the Trial of Six Indians at Quesnellemouth, the jurors could not come to a consensus on Chedekki’s guilt or innocence due to a lack of evidence. Allegedly, Peter Peterson, a survivor living at New Westminster, was the only person who could testify against the Tsilhqot’in warrior. As a result, Chedekki, accompanied by Constable Pyne, was transported to New Westminster for trial but during the journey, he escaped. Chedekki was never recaptured.

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