The Lost Patrol
The Lost Patrol is story the Teetl’it Gwich’in know and understand. It has been told many times by many different people. The story of the Lost Patrol speaks to the fundamental truths of the Land and its people. By telling and retelling the story of the Lost Patrol the Teetl’it Gwich’in take part in the history of the Land and the relationships between people that remain.
This story by the RCMP tells what it was like in 1985, to try and recreate the difficult challenges that the Lost Patrol faced. Challenges that took the lives of all the men in the 1911 Lost Patrol. While this trip of re-creation did not meet all of its objectives, it is an important illustration of how daunting the Land was to the unprepared.