Athapascans Indian Clans, Bands and Gens

Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes.

Deer Skins. Apparently a division of the northern Athapascans, as they are mentioned as belonging to a group including the Beaver Hunters, Flatside Dogs (Thlingchadinne), and Slaves. Smet, Oregon Missions, 164, 1847.

Edjieretrukenade (buffalo people). An Athapascan tribe of the Chipewyan group living along the banks of Buffalo r., Athabasca, Canada.


Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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