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"Wit'at" is an alternate tribal name for the Babine tribe of Canada.
It is actually the name of an important village within the Lake Babine nation,
and is a shortened form of a native Athabaskan word meaning "fish drying place."
Sometimes it is called Witat, Wit'ane Keh, or Fort Babine
Here are links to our webpages about the Wit'at tribe and language:
Carrier and Babine stories
Athabascan language family
First Nations of Canada
Native North Americans
Here are a few good books about the Witat:
Cis Dideen Kat: The Way of the Lake Babine Nation
Babine and Carrier Phonology: A Historically Oriented Study
Colonialism on Trial
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