Tlingit Clan Names and English Crest Names

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The clan crest name is not the translation of the clan name. Example, Neix.adi means people of the Neix, a lake somewhere that their people had originated from. Neix.adi does not mean Eagle, Beaver, and Halibut.

The Neix.adi use the Eagle, Beaver, and Halibut as their main crests. The clan crests were obtained hundreds of years ago, a time when humans, animals and the land were one and respected as equals. The clan crests of all the clans listed below have a history that is shared with their own clan members.

There may be more clans that are not listed.

Eagle Moiety 

Kwaashk’i KwaanTeey Hit TaanGaanaxteidiNaa.aa.adiNeix.adi

    

Raven Moiety

Tlingit Clan

Shangukeidi

Teikweidi

Dakl’aweidi

S’iknax.’adi

Naanyaa.aayi

S’eet’kweidi

Chookaneidi

Kaagwaantaan

Yanyeidi

Tsaaqweidi

Was’eeneidi

Wooshkitaan

Naasteidi

 

English Crest

Thunderbird/Eagle

Brown Bear

Killer Whale

Black Bear

Killer Whale

Eagle

Porpiose

Wolf

Eagle

Killer Whale/Seal

Brown Bear

Shark

Eagle

Tlingit Clan

Laayaneidi

Lukaax.adi

L’uknax.’adi

Takdeintaan

Kiks.’adi

Deisheetaan

K

aach.adi

Ishkahittaan

 

 

L’eeneidi

 


Headed

 

Sukteeneidi

 

G

aanax.’adi

English Crest

Raven

Sockeye

Coho

Tern

Frog

Beaver

Raven

Raven

Dog Salmon/
Double

Raven

Raven

Frog

Humpback Salmon

Raven

Raven

Eagle, Beaver

Eagle, Beaver, Halibut