This document represents a listing of ‘Namgis Chief Names from records obtained by our researchers, and from other sources. This is a starting point for more research that we are doing.
These chiefs were listed as attending potlatches in the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s along with which namima that chief was a part of. These positions have been noted as existing in other potlatches and in other sources such as elder interviews, Boas/Hunt; notes, published documents, and books, as well as other researchers.
Where available we have listed the last known person to have potlatched with that position, and their ‘english’ name if known, or the ‘english’ name of their closest descendent (where known).