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Tlingit Indians

LC control 85135689
LC classificationE99.T6
Topical headingTlingit Indians
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Variant(s)Koloshi Indians
Koluschan Indians
Lingít Indians
Thlinket Indians
Thlinkithen Indians
Tlinkit Indians
See alsoIndians of North America--Alaska
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Indians of North America--British Columbia
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Indians of North America--Yukon
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Found inHodge handbk. Am. Ind.: p. 764 (AK.)
Swanton Ind. tribes: p. 541 (AK.)
Wikipedia, Feb. 24, 2011: Tlingit people (The Tlingit (sometimes spelled Tlinkit) are an indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Their name for themselves is Lingít, "human beings". The Russian name Koloshi (from an Alutiiq term for the labret) or the related German name Koulischen may be encountered in older historical literature, such as Shelikhov's 1796 map of Russian America. The Tlingit are a matrilineal society that developed a complex hunter-gatherer culture in the temperate rainforest of the southeast Alaska coast and the Alexander Archipelago. An inland subgroup, known as the Inland Tlingit, inhabits the far northwestern part of the province of British Columbia and the southern Yukon Territory in Canada.)
Taku River First Nation WWW site, March 28, 2011: (territory of the Tlingit covers over 40,000 sq. km and includes what is now known as British Columbia, Yukon, and Alaska)