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The Tagish Indians are a small Athabaskan
tribe of Northern Canada, relatives of the Kaska
tribe and speakers of a Kaska dialect. The Tagish dialect of Kaska is no longer spoken today. The Tagish
people merged together with their Tlingit
neighbors in the 19th century, and today most Native speakers in the Tagish community speak Tlingit,
not Tagish. Other dialects similar to Tagish are still spoken in the Kaska and Tahtlan First Nations.
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Tagish Language Tree:
Theories about Tagish language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Our online resources for the Kaska language, including Tagish.
Carcross Tagish First Nation:
Homepage of the Tagish Nation in Canada.
Carcross/Tagish First Nation:
Profile of the Tagish band from the Council of Yukon First Nations.
First Voices: Tagish Community:
Tribal history of the Carcross-Tagish people.
Canadian Encyclopedia: Tagish Wikipedia: Tagish People:
Encyclopedia articles on the Tagish Indians.
Four Directions: Tagish:
Timeline and links about Tagish history.
Life Lived Like a Story: Life Stories of Three Yukon Native Elders:
Oral history from three First Nations women of the Yukon, including a Tagish elder.
Traditional Athabaskan stories told by a Tagish author.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Tagish links page.
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