Common name of Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Common name Ts'iit'aan
Language Haida
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 3 - (Other common name)
Country Canada
Locality Queen Charlotte Islands
Ref. Jones, R. and B. Lefeaux-Valentine (eds.), 1991
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
1st modifier
2nd modifier
Remarks Larger males were preferred for smoking; also consumed fresh, in a 'jum' or fish stew. Ref. 33292 notes that pink were not utilized as much as chum salmon due to their earlier run timing, smaller size and a higher fat content that decreased shelf life; fillets were often sun-dried because the runs returned in August when the weather was generally drier; fillets were also half-smoked but would only keep about 4 months; the small heads, tails and backbones were generally not used.
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