"Tr’ondëk-Klondike" in Canada’s Yukon Territory is one of the most legendary places on Earth. For thousands of years this remote land has been home to the hunter-gatherer people called Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. At the end of the 19th century it was the epicentre of the Klondike Gold Rush, an international event that changed the land and peoples of the north forever, and reverberated around the world.
This is an extraordinary story of survival and adaptation in a challenging environment, dramatic change, and accommodations between cultures. It is illustrated by a rich layering of historic and archaeological landscapes along the Yukon and Klondike Rivers – places like the Tr’ochëk fish camp and boomtown of Dawson City, Moosehide and Forty Mile, ancient trails, dredge tailings and the gold fields. It is also told in the living traditions of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, self-government, continuous mining and the vibrant community of Dawson.