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    The principal towns known to have been occupied by large bodies of people in comparatively recent times, although not always contemporaneously, are the following, the Kaigani towns being marked with an asterisk:

Chaahl (on Moresby island)
Cumshewa
Dadens
Gahlinskun
Haena
Hlielung
Howkan*
Kaisun
Kasaan*
Kayung
Kiusta
Klinkwan*
Kung
Kweundlas*
Masset
Naikun
Ninstints
Skedans
Skidegate
Sukkwan*
Tigun
Yaku
Yan

     Of these only Howkan, Kasaan, Kayung, Klinkwan, Masset, and Skidegate are now inhabited.
     In addition there was formerly an immense number of small towns hardly distinguishable from camps, places that had been occupied as towns at some former time, and mythic or semimythic towns. The following is a partial list of these:

Aiodjus
Atana
Atanus
Chaahl (on North id.)
Chatchini
Chets
Chuga
Chukeu
Dadjingits
Dahua
Daiyu
Djigogiga
Djigua
Djihuagits
Edjao
Gachigundae
Gado (2 towns)
Gaedi
Gaesigusket
Gaiagunkun
Gaodjaos
Gasins
Gatgainans
Gitinkalana
Guhlga
Gulhlgildjing
Gwaeskun
Hagi
Heudao
Hlagi
Hlakeguns
Hlgadun
Hlgaedlin
Hlgahet
Hlgai
Hlgaiha
Hlgaiu
Hlgihla-ala
Hlgadun
Hlkia
Hluln
Hotao
Hotdjiboas
Hoya-gundla
Huados
Kadadjans
Kadusgo
Kae
Kaidju
Kaidjudal
Kaigani*
Kasta
Katana
Kesa
Ket
Kil
Koagaogit
Koga
Kogalskun
Kostunhana
Kundji (2 towns)
Kungga
Kungielung
Kunhalas
Kunkia
Kuulana
Lanadagunga
Lanagahlkehoda
Lanahawa (2 towns)
Lanahilduns
Lanas-lnagai (3 towns)
Lanaungsuls,
Nagus
Sahldungkun
Sakaedigialas
Sgilgi
Sindaskun
Sindatahla
Singa
Skae
Skaito
Skaos
Skena
Skudus
Stlindagwai
Stunhlai
Sulustins
Ta
Te
Tlgunghung
Tlhingus
Tohlka
Widja
Yagun
Yaogus
Yasthng
Yatza
Youahnoe(?)

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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