Moving south across Tàan, near the base of Chasina Peninsula, we abruptly leave the land of productive bedrock and giant spruce-hemlock forest for a lean and scrubby batholitic landscape of contorted cedars. Cartographers choosing the boundary between north and south provinces should probably have moved it a little farther south, to better define this hugely significant divide. I’m tempted, but will abide by their decision in the interests of analytical continuity.

South Tàan Province also moves off Lingít Aaní into the land of the K’áyk’aanii Haida. Place names here are a combination of Haida and retained names from the mid-1700s, before southern Tlingit clans were displaced by Haida immigration.

Íntaan Kún, big swell point (Cape Chacon)

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Ground-truthing Project final report, 2005

The Ground-truthing Project, sponsored by Sitka Conservation Society, ran from 2005 to 2010. Kenyon Fields at SCS administered the program,…

2005 | Carstensen & Christensen | 63 pages

2013 flight to south Tàan (POW)

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2013 | Richard Carstensen | 11 page excerpt