Athabascan First Nations

ATHABASCAN FIRST NATIONS are aboriginal FIRST NATIONS that originally spoke tongues related within the Athabascan language family, sometimes spelled Athapaskan. These nations originally spoke 8 different related tongues, some with considerable regional dialectal variation. They all descended from a single, original "proto-Athabascan" community, the ancestors of peoples that occupied territories extending from Alaska, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories all the way to the Navajo and their...

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