Indigenous peoples have lived and travelled on Chū Nii Kwän or Tágà Shäw, two of many Indigenous names for the Yukon River, since time immemorial, hunting, fishing, visiting, sharing knowledge and resources, and connecting their communities. Learn about this rich history on the river through stories that come alive in audio exhibits, photographs, and beautiful visual designs. Reflect on the many changes that came to the Yukon in the riverboat era, and on how Indigenous communities dealt with the changes, making the riverboats a part of their lives.
Developed in partnership with Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and Kwanlin Dün First Nation, and with contributions from First Nations along the river, a series of new interpretive panels deepens and renews the perspectives and stories commemorated at this national historic site. For many years, riverboat history in the Yukon has largely been told from the white settler point of view. Thanks to collaboration with Yukon First Nations, S.S. Klondike National Historic Site is now sharing other perspectives.