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Lorraine Adams was a Tlingit elder from Yakutat, Alaska with family ties to the old villages at Dry Bay, including spending time there as a child. Her Tlingit name was Tléiḵw wás'i, and she was the former clan mother of the L’uknax̱.ádi of Yakutat. Lorraine was well-known to Tlingit language learners as she was passionate about perpetuating the language and gave generously of her time to teach others. She also was involved in cultural documentation projects, including field trips to Dry Bay to locate old village sites, oral history interviews, and traditional knowledge preservation.