Professor John Lutz of the University of Victoria Department of History has published a neat piece on the Chilcotin war in the Winter 2005 issue of British Columbia Magazine (excerpt here). Titled ‘The War That Nobody Won,’ Prof. Lutz’s article is the story of soldier John Brough and the diary he kept on his travels with the colonial militia sent to the Chilcotin Plateau in west-central British Columbia to quell the uprising of Ts’ilhqotin natives. Archival photographs and maps illustrate the article.
As for the significance of the diary, Prof. Lutz says this:
Brough’s firsthand perspective provides a strong counterpoint to earlier interpretations of the conflict, which portrayed a resounding victory of the colony over its native subjects.