Mr. Frazer gives to all four Tsimshian clans the names of animals.
But, in his table, he docks two Tsimshian clans of their totem names.
If Mayne and Duncan are right, either more recent writers are wrong, or Tsimshian totemism has been much modified since 1862.
Thus (p. 187) all of the four Tsimshian "clans" have animal names.
The Australian parallel corroborates the view that the Tsimshian "clans" have been phratries.
He has made a test of the idea in his study of the Tsimshian Indians.
Then Raven taught the people how to weave the blankets, but he taught the Tsimshian tribe first.
Does the Tsimshian Bear myth prove that the natives themselves turn into Bears, and become men again?
Others, while agreeing as to the painting, claim that the carving was designed and executed by a Tsimshian.
But (p. 190), and also in the tabular arrangement, only two of the Tsimshian clans have animal names.