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

Charles Farquharson

Charles Farquharson, a packer on his way to the Cariboo, was one of five survivors of McDonald’s pack train that was attacked on May 17, 1864. Although Farquharson’s horse was shot under him, he managed to escape unhurt and survived in the woods for four days until he reached the deserted Hamilton house near Noos Gulch. To his surprise, he found a canoe that had been sent by the Hamilton family in case survivors reached their house. He would later testify that he witnessed Clifford Higgins and Peter McDougall being attacked by a Tsilhqot’in warrior.

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