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The Yeehats are the final antagonists in Jack London's 1903 short adventure novel The Call of the Wild. They are a murderous tribe of Indians who murder John Thornton and his friends. The Yeehats have been hiding in the forest for centuries, guarding the gold there and killing anyone who goes near it.

History

As Buck becomes leader of the wolf pack, the Yeehats attack Thornton's camp and kill Thornton as well as his friends Pete and Hans and dogs Skeet and Nig.

They do a dance around the wreckage until Buck attacks the chief. The Yeehats begin to shoot arrows at Buck, but the dog was too fast that the Indians shoot each other in the process. Another Indian tries to shoot at Buck, but ends up accidentally killing his friends. The Yeehats then flee from Buck, calling him the "Evil Spirit".

Some time later, the Yeehats notice changes between wolves and tell a story about a Ghost Dog that led the wolf pack and lived in a valley that no one dared to enter, because the dog kills hunters and warriors.

Trivia

  • The Yeehats are not a real Indian tribe. They were made up by Jack London.
  • They are not featured in the 1981 anime film Call of the Wild: Howl Buck. Instead, they are replaced with white criminals.
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