Donuts and silver dollars: the life of Captain Frank Slim

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Date created: 
2008
Keywords: 
Ethnology--biographical methods
First nations
Anthropology
Yukon First Nations
Life history
Abstract: 

This thesis is about the life story of Captain Frank Slim, a Yukon First Nations person of Southern Tutchone, Tagish and Tlingit ancestry who lived between 1898 and 1973. Frank Slim was my grandfather. He not only played an important role in my family’s life, but he played a significant and largely untold role in the history of Yukon First Nations and the Yukon in general. My description of Frank Slim’s life is based on my own memories, interviews with relatives, in particular my mother, Virginia Lindsay, and written records. Besides throwing light on events in the life of Frank Slim, I see this thesis as contributing to our understanding of the role of men in twentieth century Yukon history, and an anthropological approach to the construction of “life stories” as opposed to “life histories” of individuals, given my own connection to Frank Slim and Yukon First Nations.

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Language: 
English
Document type: 
Thesis
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Department: 
Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology - Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)
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