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  • Chief Jim Boss, 1950.

1950 Historical Photos

Chief Jim Boss

Chief Jim Boss of Lake Lebarge, in full war dress.  Jim Boss was the hereditary Chief of the Southern Tutchone people.  He was also a successful entrepreneur who sold firewood, fish and furs to gold-seekers passing through the Whitehorse area during the Klondike Gold Rush.  Chief Jim Boss died in 1950.  This photo was a gift to Rolf Hougen from Fred Boss.