Tlingit: American Indian People

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The Tlingit are an American Indian people that are from southern Alaska. The name “Tlingit” is defined as “in the people”. Their population now is said to be around twenty-five thousand. The Tlingit people hunted seals, goats, deer, and bear; fished for herring, salmon, and halibut; and gathered shellfish, berries, and roots. There were multiple species of salmon that bombarded their streams during migration times. They used gaffing hooks and nets to take in large quantities at once to preserve for winter months. They were the local clan and therefore the main holders of the rights to the tide lands, streams, and hunting grounds in the villages. In 1971 there was an Act for the Alaska Native Claims Settlement that the Alaska Tlingit would be

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