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History Units
  - Geography
  - Alaska's Cultures
  - Russia's Colony
  - America's Territory
  - Governing Alaska
  - Modern Alaska

Related Stories
  - The King-Havenner Bill of 1940
  - The Aleut Evacuation
  - Elizabeth Peratrovich (video)
  - Adventures in the AK Economy
  - Alaska's Heritage

Field Trips
  - Travel on a Steamship
  - Join the Harriman Expedition
  - Hike the Chilkoot Trail
  - Visit the Alaska Gallery, Anchorage Museum of History & Art

In the News
  - Looking for Lost Ships
  - S.S. Portland found
  - Travelers agree that Nome's golden lining is in its history

Teacher's Guide

Regional History
Teacher's Guide
Protecting Land Anticipation Guide

Instructions Put a check by those statements with which you agree.

  1. The U.S. government purchased the land now called Alaska in 1867.
  2. By the terms of the U.S. purchase, Alaska Natives given the full rights of citizenship.
  3. Alaska Natives were given title to their lands when the U.S. purchased Alaska.
  4. In the first 100 years under U.S. government control, Alaska Natives viewed themselves primarily as citizens of the U.S. and second as citizens of a tribal organization.
  5. The Alaska Native Land Claims Act of 1971 was intended to further assimilate Alaska Natives into American mainstream culture.


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