New Clew, British Columbia

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New Clew
New Clew is located in British Columbia
New Clew
New Clew
Location of New Clew in British Columbia
Coordinates: 53°01′30″N 131°46′30″W / 53.02500°N 131.77500°W / 53.02500; -131.77500Coordinates: 53°01′30″N 131°46′30″W / 53.02500°N 131.77500°W / 53.02500; -131.77500
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Area code(s) 250, 778
Detail of Haida totem pole from Tanu, Haida Gwaii (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge)

New Clew, also Clue, Kloo, Kliew, Klue, Clew Indian Reserve, is a locality and First Nations reserve of the Haida people, located on the north shore of Louise Island, which is located in Cumshewa Inlet in the Queen Charlotte Islands of the North Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

New Clew is believed to be the site of the historically important Haida village of Tanu or Tlanú, a National Historic Site of Canada[1] which has been cited by anthropologist Wilson Duff as being "of historical importance". "Kloo" is the word in the Skidegate dialect of the Haida language for "canoe".

Across the inlet from New Clew is Cumshewa, which is near the site of another historical village, Djí-gua.

"...Kloo (Tlanú)... would seem to be a very modern town. In recent times the people of this town moved to a place where the so-called "Kloo Oil Works" were built, not far from the old site of Djí-gua, but after living there a few years, passed on the Skidegate." (Stanton, J.R., The Haida; Jesup Expedition, vol 5, pt 1, 1905, pp.96-97)

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  1. ^ "Tanu National Historic Site of Canada". Directory of Designations of National Historic Significance of Canada. Parks Canada. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 

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