Deishú (Haines)

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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 Association



Haines Health Center


ANCSA Village Corporation

Haines is considered a "Landless" community under ANCSA. Sealaska supports the coalition of the five landless communities including Haines.

Landless Representatives

Sue Folletti

Harriett Brouillette