“Tsimshian” means “people inside the Skeena River.” In this hall, the Nisg̱a’a, Gitxsan, and Tsimshian people are referred to together as “Tsimshian.” In the past, anthropologists categorized these three distinct nations as one people because they speak related languages.
Population: Approximately 10,700 (as of 2016) Language: Sm'algya̱x, two dialects
IN TSIMSHIAN TERRITORY
FROM THE COLLECTIONS: Tsimshian Drum
See more from the Museum's collection of Tsimshian, Gitxsan, and Nisg̱a'a (Tsimshianic) objects.