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Ikhka Khwan: See Ahtna

"Ikhka Khwan" is an alternate name for the Ahtna, an Athabaskan tribe of Alaska. This is the name for the tribe in the language of their Tlingit neighbors. In Tlingit, Ikhka Khwan means "Copper People."

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Here are links to our webpages about the Ikhka Khwan tribe and language:

 Ahtna language
 Ahtna cultural center
 Alaskan Native languages
 Subarctic region
 Athabaskan linguistics

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

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