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Some authors consider the Salcha-Goodpaster dialect of Lower Tanana to be a distinct language, known as Middle Tanana.
Linguist James Kari has been a strong advocate for Middle Tanana, referring to the former language of the Salcha-Goodpaster bands along the middle Tanana River years, and evidence of this continuum of human (ancestors of the Athabaskans) activity is preserved within and around Fort Wainwright's training lands. Both Nenana and Denali technology persist in central Alaska throughout the Holocene.
Through ethnography, oral history, and a broad array of cultural items, much has been learned about Athabaskan culture and history in the region.
At the end of the 19th century there were twelve regional bands living in the Tanana Athabaskan homeland: 6 downriver bands (4 Lower Tanana and 2 Middle Tanana) and 6 upriver bands (2 Tanacross and 4 Upper Tanana).
The Lower Tanana regional bands: (language: proper dialect of Lower Tanana) The Middle Tanana regional bands: (language: extinct (1993) separate dialect of Lower Tanana.
Each small band of 20–40 people normally had a central winter camp with several seasonal hunting and fishing camps, and they moved cyclically, depending on the season and availability of resources.
Their neighbors are other Athabaskan-speaking peoples: in Alaska Koyukon (north and northwest), Gwich'in (north and northeast), Hän (northeast), Dena'ina (a little part of southwest), and Ahtna (south); in Canada Hän (northeast) and Northern and Southern Tutchone (east).