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Ancient Traditions of the Athabascan People

 
 
Ancient Traditions of the Athabascan People Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
1. Ancient Traditions of the Athabascan People Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Location. 61° 13.991′ N, 149° 42.914′ W. Marker is in Anchorage, Alaska, in Anchorage Borough. Marker can be reached from Heritage Center Drive. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8800 Heritage Center Drive (Entrance to the Park), Anchorage AK 99504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mobile Architecture (a few steps from this marker); Athabascan Family Lodges and Cabins
Display at the Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
2. Display at the Center
(within shouting distance of this marker); Raven the Creator (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Richardson National Cemetery-Gate (approx. 3.3 miles away); Captain James Cook (approx. 6.4 miles away); Resolution Park 1776 / 1778 (approx. 6.4 miles away); What is this “Rock Man”? (approx. 6.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Display at the Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
3. Display at the Center
Display at the Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
4. Display at the Center
Display at the Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
5. Display at the Center
Sign at the Entrance to the Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
6. Sign at the Entrance to the Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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