TLINGIT (Inland, or Taku River) are a small FIRST NATION whose traditional territory in northwest BC and southern Yukon encompasses the TAKU R, and Atlin and TESLIN lakes. They are closely related to the more numerous and widespread coastal Tlingit of the Alaska Panhandle. Originally they lived in nomadic family groups along the Taku R, taking advantage of the plentiful runs of SALMON as well as hunting wild game. During the 19th century they were drawn farther north by the FUR TRADE and the...

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