Table 1. Athabaskan groups and estimated population at contact (Langdon 1992).

Group Location Population
Koyukon Middle Yukon and Koyukuk Rivers 2000
Deghitan Lower Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers 1500
Holikachuk Lower Middle Yukon and Innoko Rivers 500
Tanana Lower Tanana River 500
Tanacross Middle Tanana River 300
Gwich’in Upper Yukon and Porcupine Rivers 1500
Han Upper Yukon River 300
Upper Tanana Upper Tanana River 200
Upper Kuskokwim Upper Kuskokwim River 200
Atna’ Copper River 1000
Dena’ina Cook Inlet, Susitna, and Upper Kuskokwim Rivers 3000
Total 11,000