“Gitxsan” translates to “people of the river of mist,” meaning the Skeena River. In this historic 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: 8,389 (as of 2015) Language: Gitsenimx, a language in the Tsimshianic language family
FROM THE COLLECTIONS: Gitxsan labret
See more from the Museum's collection of Gitxsan, Tsimshian, and Nisg̱a'a (Tsimshianic) objects.