Tanana is located on the Yukon river, and over 150 miles from Fairbanks, the largest city in Interior Alaska. The only way in is by charter flight, as there are no connecting roads.
Tanana is mostly Athabascan, with nearly 80 percent of the population being Native American according to the U.S. Census. Most of the rest are white, with a few multi-ethnic individuals.
Tanana is literally in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness. Fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, and four wheeling are natural past times in the area.
There are no roads from Fairbanks, so to get to Tanana you will need to fly in a small charter plane into Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport. In town walking, four wheeling, or in winter, snowmobiling are the main methods of getting around.
Despite being in "town," you're in the middle of Alaskan wilderness. Have bear spray, survival kit, first aid kit, and a mobile GPS at the very minimum.
Morris Thompson was a successful native businessman and politician, who served as a special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior under Richard Nixon and as Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Unfortunately after dying in a plane crash, his name was also used as part of a major email scam in 2005.