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

John Drummond Buchana Ogilvy

John Ogilvy, a Bella Coola resident, was probably of mixed blood and was known to have a good knowledge of Indian culture. As a result of this unique knowledge, he, along with Donald McLean and one of McLean's sons, was hired by Commissioner Cox to help guide the military expeditions sent to Tsilhqot'in territory to apprehend the men responsible for the "murders." After the death of McLean, Cox named Ogilvy second in command and he was present when Klatsassin and the other warriors surrendered at the Hudson Bay Fort near the Fraser River on August 15,1864.

Following the completion of his military duties, Ogilvy was appointed as the Constable and Collector of Customs at Bella Coola. He was to supervise the aboriginal groups in the area and prevent any further disturbance of the peace. On May 12, 1865, Ogilvy was killed by Antoine Lucanage, a whisky trader whom Ogilvy had arrested previously.

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