A fresh new perspective on one of the most iconic periods in Canadian history, told from the perspective of an understated player who made his fortunes during the Klondike Gold Rush.
“I blazed through this terrific book in one sitting. Lively and well designed, with previously unseen archival photos, it is both an affectionate family memoir and a well-researched history of the Yukon Gold Rush, including the crucial role played by Indigenous Peoples.”
Charlotte Gray, author of eleven Canadian history bestsellers including Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich on the Klondike, the basis of a Discovery Channel mini-series
“Tales of an Unsung Sourdough is a well-informed account about Johnny Lind, one of the less-well-known Klondike Gold Rush kings, and his legacy. Based upon the extensive Phil Lind Klondike Gold Rush Collection held at the University of British Columbia, this story is an enjoyable read with fabulous photos.”
Michael Gates, Yukon’s first Story Laureate; author of seven Yukon history books including Hollywood in the Klondike; former curator of collections, Klondike National Historic Sites
“Tales of an Unsung Sourdough is simply epic! Readers will love this book for its stories, history, and photos—and they will love Johnny Lind. Through his eyes, we see the people, places, and history of the Klondike Gold Rush. Hollywood producers need to read this book for their next motion picture opportunity.”
Don Boswell, former president and CEO, Buffalo Toronto Public Media, producer of the documentary The Klondike Gold Rush
The Phil Lind Klondike Gold Rush Collection is an unparalleled archival collection which includes more than 500 books, 1,800 photos, and 74 maps, as well as diaries, letters, and other personal items from the estimated 40,000 people who made it to the Klondike in the late 1890s and early 1900s. It has been designated a "cultural property of outstanding significance" by the Department of Canadian Heritage and is made available to the public at UBC Library where it supports research and learning.