THE STORY OF TETE JAUNE CACHE

Pierre Hastination or Pierre Bostonais a.k.a. Tete Jaune  (died 1828) was an Iroquois-Metis trapper, fur-trader, and explorer who worked for the Northwest Company and Hudson's Bay Company during the 18th and 19th centuries. His nickname (which means yellowhead in French) was given to him with reference to his blonde hair. The name "Bostonais" refers to his probable American origin. First Nations people applied this name to American traders ie: "Boston men" in French.

In the early 19th century, Pierre crossed the Rocky Mountains through the pass which would later bear his name. He led a brigade of Hudson's Bay men through the same pass in December 1819 to encounter the Secwepemc people. Pierre would later move his cache from the Grand Fork of the Fraser River to a Secwepemc fishing village on the Fraser River. He and his family were killed by members of the Dunneza in 1828 near the headwaters of the Smoky River, in retaliation for Iroquois encroachment into Dunneza territory.