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Kalwatta (historical)

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Location

59 ° 22' 15" N,
135 ° 49' 60" W

Region

Haines

Elevation

92 ft (28.04 m)

Uses

Kalwatta (historical) in Detail.

About

site of an Indian village, on Haines Highway, 5 mi. SE of Wells and 20 mi. SW of Skageway, Coast Mts.

History

Name of an Indian village reported as "Katkwaltn" by USC&GS in 1898. According to E.illage "was abandoned over 60 years ago after being inundated during a flood." Robertson reported the full native name as "Kahtkwaltoo,", which means "armour of wooden sticks", referring to the armour worn by a Kulkwan chief.