H Alaska Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

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A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Hachimuk. A former Aleut village on Agattu id., Alaska, one of the Near id. group of the Aleutians, now uninhabited.

Hamnulik. A former Aleut village on Agattu id., Alaska, one of the Near id. group of the Aleutians, now uninhabited.

Hanilik. A former Aleut village on Agattu id, Alaska, one of the Near id. group of the Aleutians, now uninhabited.

Hankutchin (river people). A Kutchin tribe on upper Yukon r. below Klondike r., Alaska. They make baskets of tama rack roots with hair and porcupine quills tastefully woven into them. When these are used for cooking, the water is boiled by putting red-hot stones into them. The Hankutchin are noted for their skill in catching large salmon. Gibbs stated that 60 hunters visited Ft Yukon in1854. They still trade at that post. Subdivisions are Katshikotin, Takon, and Tsitoklinotin. Villages are Fetutlin, Johnnys, Nuklako, Tadush, and Tutchonekutchin.

Hapkug. A former Aleut village on Agattu id., Alaska, one of the Near id. group of the Aleutians, now uninhabited.

Henya. A Tlingit tribe on the w. coast of Prince of Wales id., Alaska, between Tlevak narrows and Sumner strait; pop. 300 in 1869, 500 in 1881, 262 in 1890, and about the same in 1900. Their chief town is Klawak; other towns are Shakan and Tuxican. The social divisions of the tribe are Ganahadi, Hlkoayedi, Kakos hit tan, Kuhinedi, Shunkukedi, Takwanedi, and Tanedi. (J. E. S.)

Higtiguk. A former Aleut village on Agattu id., Alaska, one of the Near id. group of the Aleutians, now uninhabited.

Hilksuk. A former Aleut village on Agattu id., Alaska, one of the Near id. group of the Aleutians, now uninhabited.

Hinauhan’s Village. A summer camp of a Stikine chief on Stikine r., Alaska. In 1880, 31 people were there. Petroff in Tenth Census, Alaska, 32, 1884.

Hlahayik (Łā′xayík, ‘inside of Hlaha [Łā′xa]‘). A former Yakutat town on Yakutat bay, Alaska, back of an island called Hlaha, whence the name. The Clach-ǎ-jēk of Krause seems to be identical with the town of Yakutat. (J. R. S.)

Hlukkuhoan (ŁAxq!uxo xo-ān, ‘town where people do not sleep much’). A former Tlingit town in Alaska. (J. R. S.)

Hot Springs. A summer camp of the Sitka Indians on Baranoff id, Alaska. There were 26 people there in 1880. Petroff in Tenth Census, Alaska, 32, 1884.

Hukanuwu (XAk da nuwū′. An old Tlingit town on the N. side of Cross sd., Alaska, between the mainland and Chichagof id. Distinct from Kukanuwu. (J. R. S.)

Huna. A Tlingit tribe on Cross sd., Alaska, camping in summer northward to and beyond Lituya bay. Pop. 1,300 in 1870, 908 in 1880, and 592 in 1 890. For 1900 the entire population of (Gaudekan, the chief Huna village, was given as 447. Other towns in their country are Akvetskoe, Hukanuwu, Klughuggue, Kukanuwu, and Tlushashakian. Their social divisions are Chukanedi, Koskedi, Takdentan, and Wushketan.

Hussliakatna. A Koyukukhotana village, of 14 people in 1885, on the right bank of Koyukuk r., Alaska, 2 m. above the s. end of Dall id.

Hutsnuwu (‘grizzly bear fort’) A Tlingit tribe on the w. and s. coasts of Admiralty id., Alaska; pop. estimated at 300 in 1840, and given as 666 in 1880 and 420 in 1890. Their former towns were Angun and Nahltush kan, but they now live at Killisnoo. Their social divisions are Ankakehittan, Daktlawedi, Deshuhittan, Tekoedi, and Wushketan. (J. R. S.)



MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 23 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/h-alaska-indian-villages-towns-and-settlements.htm - Last updated on Oct 14th, 2013


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