Tanacross of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 130

ROP3 Code: 109802
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Non-Religious
Country of Origin: United States

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  Tanacross, AK - 130

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Brief Profile

The Tanacross, known as the Tanah (or Tinneh) Athabascan Indians, are a Native American people who reside in Tanacross, Alaska.

Tanacross is located on the south bank of the Tanana River, 12 miles northwest of Tok, at milepost 1324 of the Alaska Highway.

Tanacross is a traditional Athabascan village with a subsistence lifestyle. The official language of Tanacross is Dihtaad Xt’een Aandeg’.

In the mid-1930s, an airfield was built across the river from the village. In 1941, the village gave the military permission to use its airfield as an emergency deployment post during World War II. The airfield was paved in 1942, and temporary camps were established. Thousands of troops passed through Tanacross. After the war, the airfield was closed.

Originally, the Tanacross belonged to St.Timothy’s Episcopal Church.

Prayer Points

  • Pray Tanacross will find God's free gift of grace through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray Christians who encounter Tanacross Christians will encourage, strengthen, and equip them in the Christian faith.
  • Pray God will stir hearts among Tanacross to search after Jesus Christ as the way, truth, and life for all people.


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