LAUNCH DATE: May 21st, 2009

The Mad Trapper story is a mysterious part of local Aklavik history and is one of the most interesting pieces of culture the area has to offer. Recent interest in this subject inspired a grave-site excavation to discover this man's true identity. The documentary "Hunt for the Mad Trapper" was developed by Myth Merchant films and the book "Unearthing a Mystery" was authored by Barbara Smith - both the film and the book elaborate on the excavation findings. Both were released to great reviews on May 21st 2009 by the Discovery Channel and Heritage House respectively. Both the documentary and Barbara Smith's book are available for purchase at