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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.
Chistochina Indian Resources
Here are links to our webpages about the Chistochina tribe and language:
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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