"A very enjoyable biography of a woman on the cusp of change in the North. Recommended." Choice
"Beautifully written biography…much to learn, enjoy, and recommend in this book." Pacific Northwest Quarterly
"A riveting story told by a brilliant writer." Pacific Historical Review
The never-before-told story of Kate Carmack, whose resilience and survival made gold rush history
Headlines shouted the discovery of a century—Gold! Gold! Gold! With pluck and grit, Tagish Indian Kate Carmack was at the center of it all.
Raised in the ways of her people, Kate married a white man who took credit for finding the first Klondike gold. But Kate was there, and she knew the truth.
In the frenzied aftermath of the gold rush, Kate's husband took her away from everything she knew. Then he abandoned her. Defiant, she fought for the wealth that was rightfully hers, only to discover the real wealth that was hers all along.
Hidden history that reads like a novel, Wealth Woman celebrates the triumph of spirit in the face of adversity. If you loved Empire of the Summer Moon and The Woman They Could Not Silence, you'll love Wealth Woman. A True West Best Biography pick.
Great gold rush story
This is a fantastic book on the history of the Klondike and about the indigenous story that was left out.