Athapascan


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Athapascan

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Athapaskan:

see AthabascanAthabascan
, Athapascan,
or Athapaskan
, group of related Native American languages forming a branch of the Nadene linguistic family or stock. In the preconquest period, Athabascan was a large and extensive group of tongues.
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; Native American languagesNative American languages,
languages of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and their descendants. A number of the Native American languages that were spoken at the time of the European arrival in the New World in the late 15th cent.
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1995] and the Athapascan system [Cavalheiro and Doreille 1996]).
Within this vast region are two subregions, the High Plains and the Prairies, which were home to American Indian tribal groups from six language families - Siouan, Caddoan, Algonquian, Athapascan, Uto-Aztecan, and Kiowa-Tanoan - plus the language isolate, Tonkawa.
About the year 1300, Athapascan invaders from the north began a trek that would take them to the frontiers of agriculture in the Southwest not long before the first Spanish entradas into the region.
Nomad tribes found in the arid deserts of the Southwest, but allied to the Athapascan peoples otherwise localized in northern sections of the continent.
Mount McKinley was Denali, or "highone,' to the Athapascan Indians.
Beadwork continues to be produced today by many individuals across Northern Athapascan country, particularly in Alaska where a wide range of Native craftwork is made for the tourist market, including traditional and fashion clothing, mukluks, moccasins, gloves and mittens, as well as smaller articles such as hair barrettes, purses, billfolds, photograph frames, and scissors cases.
Enfin, il confirme que l'espace athapascan reste une etape obligee pour tous ceux et celles qui souhaitent mieux comprendre la resilience des systemes chamaniques en Amerique du Nord.