What was the real cost of the Klondike Gold Rush?
The Klondike Gold Rush has been captured on film, in literature and in music. But what was its real cost?
The Secret Life of Canada team takes a look into how the Klondike Gold Rush impacted the people and land, and what happened to the area when the rush was over.
In this episode, we learn how an ancient fishing village became a hotbed for fortune seekers.
What you'll hear this episode:
- A brief history of humanity's complicated relationship with gold
- Falen grosses out Leah
- The recipe for the Sour Toe Cocktail
- How does one get Sourdough status?
- What's the tie between sourdough bread and mining?
- Why was flash-frozen horse meat so plentiful?
- What was Donald Trump's grandfather up to in the Yukon?
- How the gold rush disrupted and displaced the Indigenous people of the area
- How to become a member of the Sour Toe Cocktail Club. By Alex Edghill for Dawson City tourism.
- Sourtoe: The Story of the Sorry Cannibal. By Daniel Roher for CBC Docs.
- The History of Tr'ochëk . From Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Heritage Sites.
- The History of Sourdough. From Food History.
- Sourdough History. From Gold Country Bistro.
- 150 Years After Sale of Alaska, Some Russians Have Second Thoughts. By Evan Gershkovich for the New York Times.
- Alaska Boundary Dispute. By D.m.l. Farr and Niko Block for The Canadian Encyclopedia.
- As Precious As Gold. A short history of the life of Kate Carmack by the Smithsonian Postal Museum.
- The Klondike Gold Rush. By the University of Washington's Digital Collection.
- Inside the wild Canadian past of the Trump family. By Jason Markusoff for Maclean's.
- Some history about Chief Isaac from Chief Isaac's People of the River website.