Anvik Tribal Council-BTRP

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Anvik AK 99558
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Anvik is a Deg Hit'an Athabascan community, with a rich history. It is located on the west bank of the Yukon River in Interior Alaska, just inside the old mouth of the Anvik River along the hillside. This hillside called Deloy Ges (or Hawk Bluff), which means "so-called mountain" in Deg Xinag, the local Athabascan language. Raven, or Yuxgitsiy, whose name translates as "everyone's grandfather" created Deloy Ges; (From Anvik Comprehensive Community Plan)

Raven was walking along. Soon he came across sand. He thought to himself, "I should make a mountain." He piled up the sand real high, then started to walk up it with his cane. The sand started to slide down, as it does when you pile it up. Raven, he got mad and whipped it up with his cane; that's what made all the gulches in the hillside. Then he walked away from it.

(Alta Jerue, Spring, 1998)

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