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


Tahpit (or Tah-Pit) was the Tsilhqot'in charged with the murder of William Manning. Manning had built his farm on traditional Tsilhqot'in territory and blocked access to various resources including a spring.

Nancy and Il-se-dont-nell testified that he and Anaheim were present during the attack on Manning's residence. He was tried alongside Klatsassin, Telloot, Piell and Chedekki before Judge Matthew Begbie. At trial, he testified that Anaheim had planned the murder but he did confess to shooting Manning.

Like Klatsassin, Chessus, Telloot, and Piell, Tahpit was sentenced to death and was hanged on October 26, 1864.

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