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J14 Samish

Samish has an estimated birth date of 1974! She and her family are a tight group. Her living offspring are J37 Hy’Shqa, J40 Suttles and J49 Se Yi Chn. Since the birth of J49, Samish’s family has even named in traditional potlatch ceremonies. Her mom Sissy, J12, died in 1996. She is granny’s grand daughter and is about 40 years old.

Samish became a grandma in 2012 when her daughter, Hy’Shqa had male T’Ilem I’nges!

Samish had two other sons, J23 Capicorn, who lived to age four and J30 Riptide, who died at 16.

Photo credit: The Whale Museum, SRKWS on Flickr, and Tasli Shaw.

Samish J14 eye visible (by SRKWs)

Samish J14 is estimated to have been born in 1974. Samish is 101 year old Granny J2’s grand daughter. Samish has three living offspring named Hy’Shqa J37, Suttles J40, and Se-Yi’-Chn J45. In 2012, Samish lost her oldest offspring, a son named Riptide J30. He was only 17 years old. Samish became a grandmother for the first time in the summer of 2012 when Hy’Shqa gave birth to her first calf, a male called J49. He will get a name if he survives his first year of of life.