Information About

Klinkwan

Quick Facts

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Location

54 ° 53' 25" N,
132 ° 21' 51" W

Region

Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)

Nearest City

Kasaan

Elevation

95 ft (28.96 m)

Klinkwan in Detail.

About

Near E entrance to Klakas Inlet, on the SW part of Prince of Wales Island, Alex. Arch.

History

Tlingit Indian name recorded in 1897 by Lieutenant Commander J. F. Moser, U.S. Navy (USN). A 1951 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) map shows one building at the site of this abandoned village. According to J. R. Swanton (in Hodge, 1907, p. 714), Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE), "Klinkwan" is derived from the Tlingit "linqoan" meaning "shellfish town" or "town where they split yellow cedar bark into long strings." This is a "Haida town, occupied by the Yaku-lanas * * *" (Hodge, 1907, p. 714).