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Welcome to the Chief Isaac's People of the River Home Page. We hope you find the content provided interesting and informative.
The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in or People of the River is a small first nations group that reside along the Yukon River at Dawson City, Yukon and Eagle, Alaska. The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in have also been known as the Han, Han Hwech'in, and Tro-chu-tin(1).
The Han people were connected to and dependent on their relationship with land, water, animals and air. They were hunters and gatherers who had portable dwellings made of hides so they could move with the seasons and animals across the land. Although they traded with white pioneers in the north long before the 1898 Gold Rush, the Gold Rush itself proved to be a major impact on their culture and traditional way of life but also defines who they are today.
Purpose of this WebsiteThis website is dedicated to Chief Isaac, his family and the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in . The purpose of this website is to provide history of our people, and to provide a repository for historical accounts, old photographs and stories.
This site was originally started on 13 January 2009 by the descendants of Chief Isaac.
Much of the content of this site has been provided by Joy Isaac, grand daughter of Chief Isaac and Eliza Isaac.