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

Robert Pollock

Robert Pollock, a Scot, was working for Waddington's road crew when it was attacked on the Bute Inlet trail, April 30, 1864. Pollock was killed by Tsilhqot'in warriors while sleeping in a tent he shared with George Smith, also killed, and Peter Petersen, a survivor.

Later, John Pollock, Robert's father, wrote to the Secretary of State asking for confirmation and further details of his son's death. His letter states that Robert had left Scotland in 1853, at the age of 16, for South Australia. He had arrived on Vancouver Island in 1863 and was planning to work as a minor in the Cariboo.

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