Shtax Kwáan (Shxʼatḵwáan) people from Shtax’heen (the Stikine River). Tlingit people and their ancestors have inhabited this island for thousands of years. According to Naanyaa.aayí clan traditions, Tlingit people migrated down the Stikine River during a time when the river still flowed underneath glaciers. Numerous petroglyphs found at Petroglyph Beach just north of Wrangell, as well as those scattered on the beaches of the many islands in the vicinity, attest to the long Tlingit occupation.
Federally Recognized Tribe
Wrangell Cooperative Association907.874.4304
Alaska Island Community Services907.874.4700
ANCSA Village CorporationWrangell is considers a "Landless" community under ANCSA. Sealaska supports the coalition of the five landless communities including Wrangell.
Landless RepresentativesLeo Barlow