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"Chistochina" is the name of one of the subdialects of the Ahtna language, an Athabaskan language of Alaska. Chistochina is an Upper Ahtna dialect. Its name comes from the name of the Ahtna village where most speakers of this dialect live. The placename Chistochina means "blue river" in Ahtna.

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Chistochina Indian Resources

Here are links to our webpages about the Chistochina tribe and language:
 Chistochina language
 Ahtna villages
 Alaskan Natives
 American Subarctic

Books about the Chistochinas

Here are a few good books about the Chistochina tribe:
 In the Shadows of Mountains
 Ahtna Elders Reflect On History
 Our Voices: Native Stories of Alaska and the Yukon

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