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Matilda "Kat-tah-ah" Kinnon Tamaree
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Birth: Jan. 18, 1860
Victoria
British Columbia, Canada
Death: Aug. 20, 1952
Wrangell
Wrangell Borough
Alaska, USA

Her mother was Tlingit and her father Scottish. Her mother was deathly ill with tuberculosis when she overheard her husband say that, if she died, he would send their two daughters to Scotland to be reared by his family. She wanted them to be brought up Tlingit. She left with them in the dark of night from British Columbia, traveling 600 miles via canoe to Wrangell, Alaska. She died shortly thereafter. Her brother reared her girls. In a Tlingit renaming ceremony, Tillie was given the name Kat-tah-ah

Tillie, as she was called, grew up to be a school teacher and a missionary. She first married Louis Paul, who died in a drowning accident when she was pregnant with their third child and third son. She later married William Baptiste Tamaree and they had three daughters, two of whom died in childhood.

She was one of the first female Presbyterian Church elders.

She was concerned with the effect of alcohol on her people and was one of the founding members of the New Covenant Legion, which later became the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood.

Her son, William Lewis Paul, was the first Native American lawyer in the Alaska territory. 
 
Burial:
Sunset Gardens Cemetery
Wrangell
Wrangell Borough
Alaska, USA
 
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Oct 29, 2012
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