Alaska: A History of the 49th State

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1994 - History - 368 pages
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The largest by far of the fifty states, Alaska is also the one of greatest mystery and diversity. Geological forces have made its more than half-million square miles a region of breathtaking beauty and awesome contrasts. And, as Claus-M. Naska and Herman E. Slotnick show in this revised and updated edition of their book, the history and development of Alaska's peoples has matched the diversity of its landscapes and seascapes.
  

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Contents

The Great Land and Its Native Peoples
3
Central Brooks Range Endicott Mountains Page
6
Sitka Tlingit dancers
12
Aerial view of arctic house sites Cape Krusenstern National Monument
19
Aleksandr Andreyevich Baranov
31
Russian America about 1828
38
The people of Fort Yukon early 1900s
48
Orthodox church at Unalaska
56
Alaskas Rocky Road to Statehood
140
Ernest Gruening
144
Transition to Statehood
158
President Dwight D Eisenhower signing the Alaska statehood bill 1958
160
The State of Alaska
167
Juneau 1965
175
Native Land Claims
186
Founders of the Alaska Native Brotherhood
189

American Purchase and Settlement of Alaska
63
Field camp for men constructing a telegraph line from North America to Asia
64
Street scene in Juneau about 1896
70
The Great Gold Rush
77
Prospectors at Chilkoot Pass about 1898
78
Lapp reindeer herds
85
Sternwheeler under construction in the Aleutian Islands 1898
88
Normalcy the Depression and the New Deal
100
Salmon traps at Sunny Point near Ketchikan
101
Matanuska Valley farm
115
Guardian of the North
118
First truck driven up the Alcan Highway 1942
128
Natives in Anchorage 1969
204
The Native Regional Corporations
209
Land Claims and Land Conservation
224
The Oil Boom
241
Looking Back
275
A The Governors of Alaska
291
E Population by Region 18801980
297
H Thumbnail Profiles of the Thirteen Native Regional Corporations
303
The Sources of Alaskas History
321
Index
337
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Claus-M. Naske is retired as Professor of History at the University of Alaska. A longtime resident of the state, he is the author of many works on Alaska history.

Herman E. Slotnick (1917-2002) was for many years head of the Department of History at the University of Alaska. Naske and Slotnick co-authored Alaska: A History of the 49th State.

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