[chim-shee-uh n, tsim-]
- a member of an American Indian people of the coastal region of British Columbia.
- the Penutian language of the Tsimshian.
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Mr. Frazer gives to all four Tsimshian clans the names of animals.
Thus (p. 187) all of the four Tsimshian "clans" have animal names.
But, in his table, he docks two Tsimshian clans of their totem names.
He has made a test of the idea in his study of the Tsimshian Indians.The Unwritten Literature of the Hopi
Hattie Greene Lockett
Others, while agreeing as to the painting, claim that the carving was designed and executed by a Tsimshian.The Whale House of the Chilkat
George T. Emmons
- a member of a Native Canadian people of northern British Columbia
- the Penutian language of this people
C19: from Tsimshian, inside the Skeena River
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