Ethnie: HAN
Language: Han-Kutchin
Family: Athapaskan
Stock: Nuclear-Na-Dene
Phylum: Na-Dene
Macro-Culture: Northwest





Speakers 7 or 8   (1995 Krausse)
       The Han were a bellicose hunter tribe of the sub-arctic. They were located in the Yukon River basin between latitudes 64E and 66EN. They suffered greatly from the White influx.
Aboriginal Locations (Villages)
AK    Katshikotin (3)
YT    Takon or Nuklako (1), Fetutlin (1)
Present Locations
BC    Han, Eagle
YT    Dawson First Nation, Dawson
Year History
1847 Fort Yukon established
1848 Robert Campbell established Fort Selkirk
1852 Attacked Fort Selkirk, abandoned
1860 Visited by Church of England missionary Robert McDonald
1869 Fort Yukon closed
1873 Moses Mercier established a post at Belle Isle
1874 Fort Reliance established
1886 Fortymile River gold discovery
1897 Klondike gold rush brought miners, smallpox, diphtheria; virtually destroyed tribe
192X Influenza, mumps, measles
Year Total Population AK YT   Source
  1,000 600 400   Osgood aborigianl estimate
1700 1,000 600 400   NAHDB calculation
1800 1,000 600 400   NAHDB calculation
1900 100 50 50   NAHDB calculation
192X 300       Crow, Obley
2000 300 200 100   NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Han Sites
Amusing Raven
Fort Reliance, Yukon, an Archeological Assessment ...
Han Language
Hna Language
Han Language
Han Linguistic Lineage

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