"Southeast feels different," she says. "It feels like the center of things. I mean, everyone feels like the world revolves around them, a little bit. But you know how when the Russians got here, they basically had people all the way from the Aleutian chain to Southeast?"
"Yeah," I say.
"There are hundreds of Russian loan words in Aleut," she says. "Hundreds. Do you know how many there are in Tlingit?"
"How many?" I ask.
"Seven," she says. "There are seven loan words."