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Ingalik

 

 

Ethnie: INGALIK
Language: Upper-Kuskoquim
Family: Tanana-Upper Kuskoquim
Stock: Athapaskan
Phylum: Na-Dene
Macro-Culture: Alaska

 

 

 

 

Speakers 75     (1997 Krausse)
      The Ingalik were a hunter/gatherer tribe of the sparsely populated Yukon Valley between Anvik and Holy Cross. They relied heavily on fishing and had little early White contact until the steamboat era. They nonetheless suffered greatly from smallpox.
Aboriginal Locations (Villages)
AK   Anvik-Shageluk, Bonasila, Holy Cross-Georgetown, McGrath (15)
Present Locations
AK   Doyon Limited, Fairbanks
Year History
1832 Russian trading station on Kuskokwin River
1834 Andre Glazunov explored Yukon River
1838 Smallpox epidemic
1867 Alaska purchase, steamboat era
1887 Episcopalian mission at Anvik
1888 Catholic mission at Holy Cross
Year AK Population   Source
  1,500   Snow aboriginal estimate
1700 1,500   NAHDB calculation
1800 1,500   NAHDB calculation
1832 1,500   Snow estimate
1844 900   Snow
1900 600   Snow
1900 600   NAHDB calculation
1934 500   Snow
1974 530   Snow
2000 800   NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Ingalik
Ingalik Sites
Crooked Creek  http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CIS.cfm?Comm_Boro_name=Crooked+Creek
Degexit' an Language  http://www.native-languages.org/degexitan.htm
Doyon Limited  http://www.doyon.com/
Ingalik  http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/northamerica/ingalik.html
Ingalik Authors  http://www.ipl.org/div/natam/bin/browse.pl/t301
Kuskoquim Language  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=kuu
Kuskoquim Linguistic Lineage  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_lang_family.asp?code=kuu
Yukon River Notes  http://www.qnet.com/~dpostma/r-notes.htm

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