Dec 19, 2020
When William Tamaree was six years old, the US Army fired cannons on his village, Ḵaachx̱ an.áakʼw, kicked off by a drunken party on Christmas Day 1869. He revealed a new version of the story, that unraveled a massive coverup and days of violence. Tamaree’s story forces us to rethink what we know about the event known as The Bombardment of Wrangel.
In Part I, we’ll set the stage, by looking at the events leading up to Christmas Day, 1869. We’ll shine a light on the key players, who become the important figures in the story.