Stick Indians

Stick Indian is a term sometimes used for various Athabaskan-speaking people of the northern interior of British Columbia, including the Kaska, Tagish, and Tahltan. It is now considered pejorative. In any case, although these are closely related languages, they are still considered distinct and it is not normal linguistic usage to refer to a "Stick language" or "Stick Indian language".


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