Ayiklutú (Point Inside of It)

-- Haat iyagu´t

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English Name: 
Seduction Point

"It's a very, very stormy place there, Ayiklutú; you got to be ready when you go around there, either wind, north or south wind, and the tides are strong there, and you always find...great big seas there, big, high waves." -Evan Willard. "When you go across that point in a canoe, and the low tide is coming in, it's like you hear voices, somebody inside a canoe, yayik is the word for canoes, it's derived from that, and that's the story I heard about that." -Tom Jimmy [6]. There are two separate narratives regarding the English name. Captain George Vancouver coined the term in the late 1700's, naming the point, "In consequence of the artful character of the Indians who are said to reside in its neighborhood," in response to the unique tricks the locals had played on his crew to try and initiate trade [1]. A much darker narrative exists among the Tlingit: "Five families lived there and five husbands went halibut fishing, and while they were fishing the wives stayed behind at camp...and the army men saw them and raped them and threw the women into a cave that is still there." [3] 


United States
59° 4' 55.236" N, 135° 18' 29.3364" W

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.