Century-old remains of convicts executed during Yukon Gold Rush buried





Four people executed for murder during the Yukon's Klondike Gold Rush more than a century ago will be buried this weekend.

The remains were discovered during excavation work last November at a new waste water treatment plant in Dawson City.

Two sets of remains have since been identified as Dawson and Jim Nantuck, members of what is now the Carcross Tagish First Nation in southern Yukon.

A third set of remains was identified as Edward Henderson, who was hanged for murdering a companion, while the fourth set of remains has yet to be identified.

The Nantucks were hanged in August 1899 for killing prosecutor William Meehan in a case still seen by many First Nations as an injustice.

According to the book Strange Things Done: Murder in Yukon History, there are differing versions of the murder.... 



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