Ancient Traditions of the Athabascan People

Ancient Traditions of the Athabascan People (HM1DR7)

Location: Anchorage, AK 99504 Anchorage
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Country: United States of America
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N 61° 13.991', W 149° 42.914'

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Athabascans were highly nomadic, traveling in small groups to fish, hunt, and trap.

Athabascan territory, the largest area of all the Alaska Native peoples, was home to 11 different linguistic groups who lived along five major riverways: the Yukon, the Tanana, the Susitna, the Kuskokwim and the Copper River drainages.

Small groups of 20 to 40 people traveled through their vast territory, connected by numerous rivers and other waterways. From winter villages to summer fish camp, they followed the fish and game which provided food, clothing and shelter.

Cooperation and sharing was key to their survival. As hunters and trackers, Athabascans formed lifelong partnerships based on traditional customs.
HM NumberHM1DR7
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 10:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)6V E 354251 N 6791788
Decimal Degrees61.23318333, -149.71523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 61° 13.991', W 149° 42.914'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds61° 13' 59.46" N, 149° 42' 54.84" W
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Area Code(s)907
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage AK 99504, US
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