The Tlingit tribe is one of the Athapascan tribes. It is told in some of the Tlingit legends that during Noah's flood the Athapascan tribe, as the waters subsided, landed in the area of the Arctic Circle. The theory of many writers is that the Athapascans came across the Bering ice bridge. This doesn't stand to reason. Why should a family or group of people -- men, women, children, and older people -- go up north? Just to cross an ice bridge that they did not know existed?