Study at Klondike Gold Rush NHP to focus on historically important "hooligan" fish

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, in partnership with Skagway Traditional Council and Taiya Watershed Council, will begin a project to study eulachon fish in the Taiya River. Eulachon, or hooligan, have been important to area residents for generations. Oil rendered from the eulachon has long been used as an important medicine, food, and trade item.

Prior to the Klondike Gold Rush, the Chilkoot Indians traded the oily fish with their interior First Nations neighbors. For this reason the famed Chilkoot Trail was also referred to as the “grease trail.”

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