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Old Kasaan

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55 ° 25' 59.999" N,
132 ° 22' 59.999" W


Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)

Nearest City



180 ft (54.86 m)

Old Kasaan in Detail.


On N shore of Skowl Arm on SE coast of Prince of Wales I., Alex. Arch.


Former Haida Indian village possibly established before 1800. "Chat-chee-nie" shown in John Work's list of 1836-41 may represent the Haida name for the town. The Tlingit Indian name, Kasaan, derived from "Kasi-an" meaning "pretty town," came into local usage, pronounced "GAsa'n" by the Haida (Hodge, 1907, p660), and so named because of the large number of ornate totems located in the village. Listed by Ivan Petroff in the 1880 Census as Kasaan (and "Skowl"), population 173, which decreased to 46 in 1890. With the establishment in the 1890's of a salmon-packing plant on Kasaan Bay eight miles to the north, this place was abandoned. The Haida settlement, that grew around the cannery, was known as "Kasaan," especially after the Kasaan post office was established in 1900, and the earlier site became "Old Kasaan." In 1916, this village site was part of Old Kasaan National Monument. The National Monument status was abolished in 1955 and the village site is now part of Old Kasaan Village Historical Area, administere

Places Near Old Kasaan

Chomly, Hadley,


Black Rock, Lyman Rock,


Baronovichs Bay, Coal Bay, Dora Bay, Goose Bay, Karta Bay, Kasaan Bay, Kina Cove, Linney Bay, Little Coal Bay, Little Goose Bay, McKenzie Inlet, Mills Bay, Paul Bight, Polk Inlet, Poor Man Bay, Portage Bay, Saltery Cove, Skowl Arm, Smith Cove, Smith Lagoon, Spiral Cove, Sunny Cove, Trollers Cove, Twelvemile Arm Kasaan Bay, Twelvemile Bay, West Arm Cholmondeley Sound, Windfall Harbor,


Adams Point, Alder Point, Baker Point, Divide Head, Figgins Point, Giants Head, Island Point, Kasaan Peninsula, Kasaan Point, Khayyam Point, Lyman Point, Mound Point, Outer Point, Sandy Point, Sawmill Point, Skowl Point, Sunny Point, Thumb Point,


Connection Pass,




Salt Chuck Mine Dam,


Berry Island, Daisy Island, East Sentinel Island, High Island, Jarvis Island, Kasaan Island, Kluanil Island, McKenzie Rock, Patterson Island, Peacock Island, Pen Island, Round Island, Ship Island, Skowl Island, West Sentinel Island,


Lake Number Three, Lake Number Three, Clover Lake, Copper Center Lake, Lake Ellen, Lake Gertrude, Lake Isabel, Ives Lake, Lake Josephine, Kina Lake, Lindeman Lake, Loon Lake, Lake Marge, Lake Mary, Lake Mellen, Monie Lake, North Lake, Old Franks Lake, Power Lake, Rock Lake, Summit Lake,


Mount Andrew, Barren Mountain, Beaver Mountain, Billie Mountain, Clover Mountain, Green Monster Mountain, Jacobs Mountain, Kasaan Mountain, Nipple Butte, Rock Butte, Tolstoi Mountain,


Karta River,


Big Creek, Bully Boy Creek, Cabin Creek, Clover Creek, Dog Salmon Creek, Hundred Thousand Creek, Kina Creek, Linkum Creek, Monument Creek, Old Franks Creek, Old Tom Creek, Omar Creek, Paul Young Creek, Polk Creek, Poor Man Creek, Portage Creek, Rock Creek, Spiral Creek, Sunny Creek, Virginia Creek,


Sulzer Portage,


Old Kasaan, Polk Inlet, Salt Chuck,