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Tagish Tribe

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 Links

Tagish Language Tree:
    Theories about Tagish language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Kaska Language:
    Our online resources for the Kaska language, including Tagish.

Tagish Culture and History Links

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.

Books for sale on the Tagish Indians

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.
Tagish Tlaagu:
    Traditional Athabaskan stories told by a Tagish author.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Tagish Tribe:
Tagish links page.



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