Native American Tribes Nations and Confederacies: Tsimshian

The Tsimshian are an indigenous people of the Pacific north-west coast. Tsimshian translates to "Inside the Skeena River". Their communities are in British Columbia and Alaska, around Terrace and Prince Rupert and the southern-most corner of Alaska on Annette Island.

Early anthropologists and linguistics grouped Gitxsan and Nisga'a as Tsimshian because of linguistic affinities.

There are approximately 10,000 Tsimshian, and their culture is based on a clan system, properly referred to as a moiety.




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