This was the place of honor in all Tlingit houses upon all occasions, ceremonial or otherwise.
Mr. Goldenweizer says that, "with few exceptions," the "clans" of the Tlingit bear "names derived from localities."
Mr Goldenweizer does not mention that the "clans" of the Tlingit have animal names.
I have shown that I do not pretend to know precisely what are the facts of the Tlingit system, as accounts contradict each other.
To his mind these animal names in Tlingit society denote "crests" not "clans" and with crests we enter a region of confusion.
Raven came next to Wild Canary, that lives all the year around in the Tlingit country.
I nearly despair of arriving at Mr. Swanton's theory of what a Tlingit "clan" really is!
A good example of such a pitch language is Tlingit, spoken by the Indians of the southern coast of Alaska.
Once upon a time there lived in Alaska a chief of the Tlingit tribe who had one son.
Consequently Mr. Goldenweizer can make no argumentative use of the alleged local names of the Tlingit clans.
Indian group in Alaska and Canada, the people's word for themselves, literally "human beings."