Synonyms for simon_gunanoot or Related words with simon_gunanoot
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was a prosperous Gitxsan man and a merchant in the Kispiox Valley region of Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada. He lived with his wife and children on a large ranch. His brother-in-law, Peter Himadam, his wife and their children also lived at the ranch.
As a frontier policeman, Cline often found himself in the role of prosecuting attorney as well as arresting officer. It was through these court battles that he became acquainted with the criminal defense lawyer, Stuart Hendersen. In 1919, Cline contacted Hendersen to represent
. The case received national press attention and was one of the most talked about trials of that era. Gunanoot was found not guilty.
Gunanoot Lake is a lake in the Skeena Country of the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, located northeast of the town of Hazelton near the confluence of the Babine and Shelagyote Rivers. It is named for
, a Gitxsan packer, guide-outfitter and storekeeper who was accused of murder, living as a fugitive in the mountains for many years until turning himself in and being acquitted.
Mount Gunanoot is a mountain in the Spatsizi Plateau of the North-Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada, located just east of the headwaters of the Spatsizi River. It is named for
, a Gitxsan packer, entrepreneur and erstwhile fugitive who was hunted for several years before turning himself in for trial and being acquitted. Gunanoot is responsible for "opening up" most of the country in this region.
He was born in Lonmay, Aberdeenshire, the son of William Henderson and Mary Jane Smith. He came to Ontario with his father in 1872 and was educated in Ottawa, at Toronto University and at Osgoode Hall. While in Ontario, he served as a lieutenant in the militia. Henderson was also an Ottawa alderman. He came to British Columbia in 1897 and entered the practice of law there the following year. Henderson was married twice: first to Alice London in 1890 and then to Mary Jane Losh in 1904. He was a director for the Mutual Life Company of Canada. He was defeated when he ran for reelection to the assembly in 1909 and again in Lillooet in 1912. In 1919, Henderson successfully defended
against a charge of murder. He died in Victoria at the age of 81.
Alex McIntosh also left, for the Hazelton hospital to get his wounds from the fight bandaged. His body was found on the trail a few hours later and nearby was the body of Max Leclair. They had both been shot. Based on the reports of the fight at the roadhouse, Constable James Kirby got a posse together and they went out to Gunanoot's ranch. The wives and children were at home, but Simon and Peter were gone. The posse then tracked them to Kitselas. But while they were occupied with questioning the residents of the fishing village, all of their horses either got loose or were set free. Kirby and his posse had to walk back to the ranch. Upon their arrival they found that Simon and Peter had doubled back, packed up their wives and children and had disappeared. A reward of a thousand dollars was offered for the capture of Gunanoot and Himadam and the search was on. A search that would last for thirteen years, cover thousands of square miles of wilderness and would cost the provincial government $100,000. No one ever claimed the reward although many tried. The Pinkerton Agency was hired and even they had no luck. They could catch Jesse James, but not
. By 1914, local law enforcement, decided to just wait him out. Sperry Cline was the Chief at Old Hazelton by then and he took down the wanted poster in the police station and waited for Gunanoot to come into town and surrender.
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