Ḵaatx’waaltú (Place with lots of Rocks)

-- Haat iyagu´t

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Alternate Spelling: 
Kalwattu
Alternate Name: 
Kluktu
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Named for the rocky alluvial fan at the foot of which it was built. It is a Tlingit village on the Chilkat River that had approximately 125 residents in 1835. In the 1890s the village was destroyed by a land/mudslide. Luckily the village people were away at the time, so no lives were lost. [6]

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United States
59° 22' 24.8232" N, 135° 50' 5.8524" W
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Ikaduwakaa and the Storyboard are part of the Doorways to the Past; Gateway to the Future project, cooperatively supported by the Chilkoot Indian Association, Haines Borough Public Library, and a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership, and lifelong learning.