The area around present-day Haines was called Dtehshuh or "end of the trail" by the Chilkat group of Tlingit. It received this name because they could carry canoes from the trail they used to trade with the interior, which began at the outlet of the Chilkat River, to Dtehshuh and save 20 miles of rowing around the Chilkat Peninsula.
Federally Recognized Tribe
Chilkoot Indian Association907.766.2323
Haines Health Center907.755.6300
ANCSA Village CorporationHaines is considered a "Landless" community under ANCSA. Sealaska supports the coalition of the five landless communities including Haines.
Landless RepresentativesSue Folletti