The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr.

The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr.


Is it attainable to arrive again in time and resolve an unsolved homicide, greater than one hundred seventy years after it was once committed?

Just after middle of the night on April 21, 1842, John McLoughlin, Jr. � the executive dealer for the Hudson's Bay corporation at fortress Stikine, within the northwest nook of the territory that may later develop into British Columbia � was once shot to demise by way of his personal males. They claimed it used to be an act of self-defence, their in simple terms technique of preventing the violent rampage in their under the influence of alcohol and abusive chief. Sir George Simpson, the HBC's out of the country Governor, took the lads of Stikine at their be aware, and the corporate closed the publication at the subject. The case by no means observed the interior of a court, and nobody was once ever charged or punished for the crime. To this present day, the killing continues to be the Honourable Company's dirtiest unaired laundry and one of many darkest pages within the annals of our nation's historical past. Now, exhaustive archival learn and glossy forensic technology � together with ballistics, digital post-mortem, and crime scene reconstruction � release the secret of what relatively occurred the evening McLoughlin died.

Using her bold abilities as a author, researcher, and forensic scientist, Debra Komar weaves a story that may almsot be fiction, with larger-than-life characters and dramatic rigidity. In telling the tale of John McLoughlin, Jr., Komar additionally tells the tale of Canada's north and its connection to the Hudson's Bay Company.

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