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  • proper noun An Athabascan language of Alaska.


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  • Our review of The Trap didn't mention it, but the jacket flap does claim that the author is "of Ahtna Athabaskan descent," which apparently he isn't, although his adoptive parents are Indian.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • When he judged that enough fuel had been transferred from the drums to the truck’s tank to merit, at the $3.41 per gallon for diesel fuel he had last seen on an Ahtna pump, the definition of theft as provided for in the Alaska statutes, specifically 11.46.100, he said, “Shall we?

    Excerpt: A Deeper Sleep by Dana Stabenow

  • She drove out to Costco and spent an hour loading up two carts with dry and canned goods, and made arrangements to have them palleted and sent to a warehouse in Ahtna that shipped into the Park.

    A Taint in the Blood

  • On the ground in Niniltna, she endorsed her paycheck from Old Sam and handed it to George, who would take it to the bank in Ahtna.

    A Taint in the Blood

  • She spent the next week on the Internet and the phone, talking to suppliers in Anchorage and a trucking firm in Ahtna that boasted enough vehicles for her purposes.

    A Grave Denied

  • This time Old Sam pulled a string — Dinah suspected the driver was an old drinking buddy of his — and the grader stationed at the state highway maintenance facility outside Ahtna led the parade, and a parade it was.

    A Grave Denied

  • A day later it was in Ahtna, and by then the road into the Park had dried out enough to grade.

    A Grave Denied

  • “I had to write a check and have that pilot guy fly it into Ahtna and cash it for me at the bank and bring the cash back.”

    A Grave Denied

  • He was from Ahtna, and Ahtna knew all about Chopper Jim Chopin.

    A Grave Denied

  • “I am glad that I can afford to buy beef in Ahtna, Kate, because I do not believe I can support us any longer with my rifle and my shotgun.”

    A Grave Denied


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