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Comment by John Savage on September 20th, 2011 at 6:58 am

These people were the Navajo and Apache, for they left the Athabaskan lands for a different place far south of their home, and yet retain a close relationship with their Athabaskan ancestors.

I am Tlingit, and I am not related to Athabaskan’s nor am I a descendent of the Athabaskan people.
If you are going to write any information about my people then please get the facts correct only half of the story is correct.
if you are going to publish any information about Tlingits then you should have one of us write it for you.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on September 20th, 2011 at 8:24 am

Thank you for your feedback. I will contact you by email regarding improvements to this article.

Comment by John Mandrake on November 15th, 2013 at 12:52 am

The “killer whale” is actually a type of dolphin, not a whale.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on November 15th, 2013 at 10:09 am

Thank you, John, for your feedback. As I understand it, the killer whale is a member of the suborder Odontoceti (toothed whales) which includes the sperm whale, killer whale, pilot whale, and beluga whale as well as dolphins. The suborder is characterized by the presence of teeth rather than the baleen of other whales. Within the suborder, killer whales belong to the Delphinoidea super family, the largest group of toothed whales, and within that to the Delphinidae family of Oceanic dolphins, which is of course where the dolphins belong. Thus, you are correct that killer whales are closely related to dolphins. However, like other toothed whales, they are generally called whales not dolphins.

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