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New book about Kate Carmack

kate carmack.jpgDeb Vanasse is an author based in Anchorage, Alaska. She's writing a biography of Kate Carmack called Wealth Woman.

In it, she claims that history has given credit for the discovery of Klondike Gold to the wrong man and ignored the role his First Nations family played in Yukon's history.

According to Vanasse's research, the first person to discover gold at Rabbit Creek was First Nations prospector Skookim Jim rather than his brother-in-law George Carmack.

To find out more about the book she is working on, Airplay spoke with Deb over the phone from her home in Anchorage.


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