Alaska - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

George Washington Carmack found gold in the Yukon in 1896. His gold field was known as Bonanza and was located in the Klondike. His claim was known as Eldorado. This began the Gold Rush in Alaska. John Klope of Idaho was one of the men who made the trip to Alaska and the journey to the Klondike. During the walk in the Yukon, many of the men died. Along the way, they met Sanquq, a native with a sled. He took as many of them as he could, including Klope, to Fort Yukon, and then they sent a team to rescue the next of the men.

Klope had Sanquq take him to Dawson, from where he could reach the gold fields. He found a spot and filed a claim.

In Seattle, a man calling himself Klondike Kernel and his wife arrived. They and their companion, Tom, were fugitives...

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