Haida Indian Divisions

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  The entire stock is divided into two “sides” or clans-Raven (Hoya) and Eagle (Got) each of which is subdivided and resubdivided into numerous smaller local groups, as given be low. (The braces indicate that the families grouped there under were related. Theoretically each clan was descended from one woman.)

 Raven

Aokeawai
       a. Hlingwainaas-hadai
       b. Taolnaas-hadai.
Daiyuahl-lanas (or) Kasta-kegawai
   Djahui-skwahladagai.
   Hlgaiu-lanas,
        a. Hlgagilda-kega vai.
   Kogangas.
   Skwahladas.
       a. Nasto-kegativai.
Hagi-lanas.
     a. Iluldanggats.
     b. Keda-lanas.
  Hlgahetgu-lanas.
     a. Kilstlaidjat-taking-galung.
     b. Sels.
  Stasaos-kegawai.
     a. Gunghet-kegawai.
  Kadusgo-kegawai.
  Yaku-lanas.
     a. Aovaku-lnagai.
     b. (Alaskan branch.)
        1. Kaadnaas-hadai.
        2. Yehlnaas-hadai.
        3. Skistlainai-hadai.
        4. Nakeduts-hadai.
  Naikun-kegawai.
     a. Huados.
  Kuna-lanas.
     a. Hlielungkun-lnagai.
     b. Saguikun-lnagai.
     c. Teeskun-lnagai.
     d. Yagunkun-lnagai.
  Stlenga-lanas.
     a. Aostlan-lnagai
     b. Dostlan-lnagai.
        1. Kaiihl-lanas.
     c. Teesstlan-lnagai.
     d. Yagunstlan-lnagai.
  Kagials-kegawai.
     a. Kils-haidagai.
     b. Kogahl-lanas.
  Tadji-lanas. There were two great divisions of this name, the southern one with a subdivision called
     a. Kaidju-kegawai.
Kas-lanas.
  Kianusili.
  Sagangusili.
  Skidaokao.
Koetas.
     a. Hlkaonedis.
     b. Huadjinaas-hadai.
     c. Nakalas-hadai.
     d. Neden-hadai.
     e. Chats-hadai.

Eagle

  Djahui-gitinai.
  Gitins of Skidegate.
     a. Nayuuns-haidagai.
     b. Nasagas-haidagai.
     c. Lgalaiguahl-lanas.
     d. Gitingidjats.
  Hlgahet-gitinai.
     a. Djahuihlgahet-kegawai.
     b Yaku-gitinai.
     c. Hlgahet-kegawai.
     d. Kahlgui-hlgahet-gitinai.
     e. Gweundus.
  Sagui-gitunai.
     a. Kialdagwuns.
  Djiguaahl-lanas.
     a. Tlduldjitamae.
  Kaiahl-lanas
     a. Stasaos-lanas.
  Kona-kegawai.
     a. Dagangasels.
     b. Sus-haidagai.
  Stawas-haidagai.
     a. Heda-haidagai.
     b. Kahligua-haidagai.
     c. Sa-haidagai.
  Do-gitunai.
  Gituns (of Masset).
     a. Mamun-gitunai.
        l. Ao-gitunai.
     b. Undlskadjins-gitunai:
     c. Tees-gitunai.
     d. Sadjugahl-lanas.
  Djus-hade.
  Sagua-lanas.
     a. Dotuskustl.
  Chets-gitunai.
  Tohlka-gitunai.
  Widja-gitunai.
  Gunghet-kegawai.
  Saki-kegawai.
  Skidai-Lanas.
  Stagi-lanas
Lana-chaadus
Salendas.
     a. Hlimulnaas-hadai.
     b. Nahawas-hadai.
Stustas.
     a. Kawas.
     b. Kangguat.l-lanas.
     c. Hlielung-keawai.
     d. Hlielung-stustai.
     e. Nekun-stustai.
     f. Chawagis-stustae.
     g. Yadus.
        1. Ildjunai-hadai.
        2. Naalgus-hadai.
        3. Nakons-hadai.
        4. Otkialnaas-hadai.
        5. Otnaas-hadai.
Chaahl-lanas.
     a. Lanagukunhlin-hadai.
     b. Hotagastlas-hadai.
     c. Skahene-hadai.
     d. Stulnaas-hadai.
Taahl-lanas (clan uncertain).

The books presented are for their historical value only and are not the opinions of the Webmasters of the site.   Handbook of American Indians, 1906

 

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Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 22 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/haida-indian-divisions.htm - Last updated on Oct 18th, 2013


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