Riveting Klondike history as you’ve never heard it before…
Kate Carmack, first called Shaaw Tláa, played a pivotal role in events that changed the North—and the world. Her biography gives voice to a survivor who, against all odds, ultimately reclaimed her true wealth.
A True West “Best of the West” selection
“A riveting story told by a brilliant author.” ~ Pacific Historical Review
“A compelling narrative of differing perceptions of wealth.” ~ True West Magazine
“After dozens of books on the man-dominated, scoundrel-infested side of the Klondike Gold Rush, a fresh, new take on an epic historical event” ~ Kim Heacox, author of Jimmy Bluefeather and The Only Kayak
“An excellent example of the New Western History that seeks to recover previously marginalized voices of women, among other groups.” ~ Ross Coen, author of Fu-go: The Curious History of Japan’s Balloon Bomb Attack on America and Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil
“With this deeply researched and richly imagined biography, Deb Vanasse draws one of the Klondike’s most essential yet elusive characters from the wings and restores her to her rightful place.” ~ Frances Backhouse, author of Women of the Klondike and Children of the Klondike
2018 update: Kate Carmack inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. WATCH this 7-minute video introducing Kate’s life.