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By Dan Rudy 

Local clans celebrate return of Frog Hat


An artifact of local importance was returned to its rightful home in Wrangell Nov. 6, as the Kaach.ádi Clan celebrated the return of its Xixch’i S’aaxw, or Frog Hat.

This piece of regalia embodies the history and pride of its clan, Tlingits of the Raven moiety who migrated down the Naas and Stikine rivers and settled in Telegraph Creek, Wrangell and Kake.

“The hat represents the clan,” explained Cindy DeWitt, an esteemed member of the Kaach.ádi who came down from her home in Juneau for the celebration. She accompanied representatives of the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian...

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