Tlinkit

Related to Tlinkit: Tsimshian

Tlin´kit


n. pl.1.The Indians of a seafaring group of tribes of southern Alaska comprising the Koluschan stock. Previous to deterioration from contact with the whites they were the foremost traders of the northwest. They built substantial houses of cedar adorned with totem poles, and were expert stone carvers and copper workers. Slavery, the potlatch, and the use of immense labrets were characteristic. Many now work in the salmon industry.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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True to the company's mission to explore native themes, this production contextualized Shakespeare's play in Alaska's indigenous Tlingit (pronounced tlinkit) culture.
We liked Ketchikan,as well -the original home to the Tlinkit tribe where the Totem Pole Museum provided a real insight into the culture and history of native Alaskans.
Inuit, Dene, Haida, Tlinkit, and Aleut leaders worked out a package deal with the US Congress, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.