The Chechahcos

The Chechahcos is a 1924 silent film about the gold rush days in the Klondike. Chechahco, more commonly spelled cheechako, is a Chinook Jargon word for “newcomer”, and the film focuses on a group of would-be prospectors sailing for Alaska.

The film was directed by Lewis H. Moomaw and produced by Austin E. Lathrop, who himself was once a prospector.

In 2003, this film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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