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

Timothy Smith

Timothy Smith, an Englishman, was the first victim of what is known as the Chilcotin War. He was the ferry-keeper at Homathco River, about 30 miles west of Bute Inlet and 7 to 10 miles away from the main road camp. He also supervised a log house adjacent to the ferry station that stored provisions.

On the evening of April 29, 1864, Smith was shot by Tsilhqot'in war chief Klatsassin while he sat by the fire. His body was apparently thrown in the river and was not recovered.

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