Holikachuk


Holikachuk

Holikachuk (also Innoko, Organized Village of Grayling, Innoka-khotana, Tlëgon-khotana) are an Athabaskan people native to western Alaska. Their native territory includes the area surrounding the middle and upper Innoko River. Later in 1963 they moved to Grayling on the Yukon River.

The Holikachuk call themselves "Doogh Hit’an" (IPA2|toʁ.hə.tʼan). The name "Holikachuk" is derived from the name (in the Holikachuk language) of a village in native Holikachuk territory.

The Holikachuk have been neglected by anthropologists, resulting in little documentation (both published and unpublished). In the past they have erroneously (or out of convenience) been grouped with the Koyukon.

The peoples neighboring the Holikachuk are in the north the Yupik (Eskimo) and Koyukon, in the east the Koyukon, in the south the Kolchan, and in the west the Deg Hit'an.

Holikachuk culture is most similar to the Deg Hit'an.

External links

* [http://www.uaf.edu/anlc/langs/hk.html Holikachuk] (Alaska Native Languages)
* [http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/servlet/showaward?award=0001935 Holikachuk Grammar: NSF Award Abstract]
* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=hoi Ethnologue: Holikachuk]
* [http://www.native-languages.org/holikachuk.htm Holikachuk (Innoko)]
* [http://thorpe.ou.edu/IRA/holicons.html Constitution and By-laws of the Organized Village of Holikachuk Alaska]

Bibliography

* Snow, Jeanne H. (1981). Ingalik. In "Subarctic" (pp. 602-617). Handbook of North American Indians (W. C. Sturtevant, General Ed.) (Vol. 6). Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution.


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