little doctor

This man is known as the “little doctor.” He was a healer and traveller, mostly healing people along the way.

This man is known as the “little doctor.” He was a healer and traveller, mostly healing people along the way.

“They called him the ‘little doctor’ because he would administer to the other Indians,” according to Norman Kagan’s article Pioneers in Ross River, in the book Alaskan Geographic —Yukon Territory, published in 1998.

“The ‘little doctor’ often told stories about meeting Robert Campbell, the Hudson Bay pioneer at Pelly Banks.

“He travelled through the Ross River country, and died of old age at McEvoy Lake, near the Pelly headwaters, in the 1930s.”

The photograph was taken around 1924 by Claude Tidd.

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