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Asteroid (3307) Athabasca

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Named for the native North Americans who originally settled in the subarctic region that is now Northwestern Canada and central Alaska. The Athabascan hunter-gatherers comprise a diverse group whose influence spread, about a thousand years ago, as far as the southwestern United States. They are the ancestors of the Navajo and Apache peoples.

Reference: MPC 18644

Name: 
Athabasca
Number: 
3307
Designation: 
1981 DE1
Disc. Date: 
1981-02-28
Discoverer: 
Bus, S.J.
Disc. Place: 
Siding Spring