Native American language learning
Native Americans culture
Kolchan Indian Tribe
The Kolchan Indians (also spelled Goltsan) are an Athabaskan
tribe of Alaska, relatives of the Deg Hitan and
Tanana tribes. The Kolchan are speakers of the
Upper Kuskokwim language.
Along with other Upper Kuskokwim and Deg Hitan bands, they have also been known as Ingaliks, but this is a name that
many of the people do not prefer. Their name for themselves in their own language is Dina'ena, which means "the people,"
and is very similar to the self-designations used by many other Athabaskan tribes of Alaska and northern Canada.
Homepage of Nikolai Native Village in Alaska, where most Kolchan people live today.
The Kolchan: Delineation of a new Northern Athapaskan Indian group:
Ethnographic paper on the Kolchan Athabaskans.
Wikipedia article on the Kolchan and other Upper Kuskokwim people.
Four Directions: Kolchan:
Timeline and links about Kolchan history.
The Kolchan: Athapaskans of the Upper Kuskokwim:
Ethnography of the Kolchan tribe for sale online.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Links pages about the Kolchans.
Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2015 Contacts and FAQ page
Back to the Native Americans tribes list
Back to our information about Native Americans for kids
Indian head dress
American Native tattoos
Would you like to sponsor work on the Kolchan language page?