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 (tlĭng′gĭt, -kĭt, klĭng′kĭt)
n. pl. Tlingit or Tlin·gits
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting the coastal and island areas of southeast Alaska.
2. The language of the Tlingit.
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npl -gits or -git
1. (Peoples) a member of a seafaring group of North American Indian peoples inhabiting S Alaska and N British Columbia
2. (Languages) the language of these peoples, belonging to the Na-Dene phylum
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(ˈtlɪŋ gɪt)

n., pl. -gits, (esp. collectively) -git.
1. a member of an American Indian people of the Alaskan panhandle and adjacent areas of Canada.
2. the language of the Tlingit.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tlingit - a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians living in southern AlaskaTlingit - a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians living in southern Alaska
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
2.Tlingit - the Na-Dene language spoken by the TlingitTlingit - the Na-Dene language spoken by the Tlingit
Na-Dene - a family of North American Indian languages
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An easy, half-hour trail walk through the amazingly abundant temperate rain forest takes you to the old Russian fort site, which has a Tlingit totem pole erected there, following a reconciliation service attended by a descendant of the original Russian representative, Alexander Baranov, and offspring of the Tlingits who fought him two hundred years ago.
A short speech from Muir about "brotherhood" convinced the Tlingits to open their lands to the whites, thus revealing secret trade routes into the Yukon interior.
In 1796 the Russian garrison that had been established in Yakutat was attacked and destroyed by Yakutat Tlingits. By force of arms, restricting access to food resources, and hostage-taking of Tlingit women, the Russians assumed that they had control of Yakutat.
The images include portraits of individual Tlingits; group portraits at meeting houses and industrial schools, during potlatches, and so on; funereal displays; and sundry activities such as canoeing, fish scaling, gambling, cannery work, weaving, basket making, preparation of skins, cooking classes, tooth-brushing demonstrations, vending handicrafts, and reenactments of shamanistic healing.
MORE THAN 200 years ago on Alaska's tree-lined southeastern coast, indigenous Tlingits and Russians fought a war over land, spilling blood at the site that would become the town of Sitka.
One of the production's most poignant moments came in 5.8 when Macduff proclaimed to Macbeth, "I have no words: my voice is in my sword, thou bloodier villain than terms can give thee out!" This line of dialogue took on increased meaning given the Tlingits' struggle to preserve their native tongue.
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