There is not very much information describing the origins of the Ganaxtedi clan. One story quoted by McClellan, talks about a chief near Ketchikan who found his wife's lover hiding in a box...and killed him. This caused trouble, and part of the clan moved away and settled in places like Hutsnuwu and Chilkat. Apparently, four Ganaxtedi women married Yan Yedi men from the Taku River (which is how Ganaxtedi came to exist in the interior).
The Ganaxtedi claim crow as their emblem.