Tribal Boundaries in the Nass Watershed

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Glossary of Place Names
Order: Gitanyow, Gitksan, Nisga'a, mainly based on their appearing in that order in Chapters 3, 4, and 5; asterisk indicates that exact location is uncertain; numbers are from Map 36 (Aboriginal place names in the Nass watershed); meaning of name is in parentheses if known; nation is given as [G]: Gitksan, [Gy]: Gitanyow, [N]: Nisga'a, [T]: Tsetsaut/Tahltan, [Ts]: Tsimshian, with common boundary or competing claim indicated as [G/Gy], [Gy/N], etc.; italics refer to the name written, or unwritten (UNGM), on government maps (generally using maps at 1:250,000 scale); aka: also known as; var.: variant spellings.
Gitanyow Place Names
Aksnagyalga 152 (water/Gyalga) Axnegrelga
Anahgharn see Anxhon
anahghon see Anxhon
anahome see Anxhon
Anda'gansgotsinak + ̲ 129 (where [like]/anthill; aka Sga'nisim'duults: mountain like/ clitoris) near Yvonne Peak UNGM
Angildipdawit 92 (where/?) mountain UNGM
Anhahl'yee 130 (where [Grizzly]/go along) Hanna Ridge
Anlaagahl T'ax + ̲'matsiiadin 125 (where/out of/lake/Meziadin) Meziadin River: var. La wee epe
Anlaagahlt'ax + ̲ (where out of/lake) former village site at outlet of Kitwanga LakeUNGM
Anlag.amsto'ks see Anlagamsto'oks
Anlagamsto'oks 150 (place/to one side) part of Brown Bear Lakesystem UNGM. var. Anlag.amsto'ks
Anlaubiglozatz see Anlo'obitlogots
Anlaxx + ̲gya'asxw 58 (where/look?) UNGM
Anlo'obitlogots 100 (where/[cook with] rocks/wild celery) meadow area UNGM. var. Anlaubiglozatz
An'sgeex + ̲s 162 (where/cross river) on Nass Riverat Meziadin UNGM
An'uksgimiluxw (where/dance) UNGM
Anxhon 60 (where eat/salmon) former village UNGM: var. Gitanxhon, Har-keen, anahghon, Anahgharn, anahome, Au-kon
Anxmilit 161 (where/eat/steelhead) site of Tsetsaut attack on Nisga'a/Gitanyow UNGM
Anxt'imi'it 86 (where/eat/Kinnikinnik berries) height of land north of Stenstrom Creek UNGM
Anxtus 30 (where/wild lily?) UNGM. var. Aukdaus
Au-kon see Anxhon
Anxtsimelixnagets see Anxts'imilixnaagets
Anxts'imilixnaagets 157 (where eaten/beaver/wolverine) UNGM. see Xsi'anxts'imilixnaagets, var. Anxtsimelixnagets, Woforming creek

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Maps ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • 1- Introduction 3
  • 2- The Adaawḵ Record and Tribal Boundaries in the Nass Watershed 15
  • Introduction 15
  • Conclusion 57
  • 3- The Gitksan Documentary Record: Gitanyow 59
  • 4- The Gitksan Documentary Record: Kuldo, Kisgaga'As, and Kispiox 98
  • Introduction 98
  • Conclusion 130
  • 5- The Nisga'A Documentary Record 132
  • Introduction 132
  • Conclusion 192
  • 6- Witnesses on the Land: The Euro-Canadian Record, 1832-1930 194
  • Introduction 194
  • Conclusion 240
  • 7- Conclusion 243
  • 8- Epilogue 251
  • Appendices 253
  • Notes 272
  • Glossary of Terms 293
  • Glossary of Place Names 295
  • Glossary of Chiefs' Names 312
  • Bibliography 315
  • Index 319
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