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Alaska The Last Frontier

by Kevin S


The Last Frontier
By Kevin Su
Say hello to the Last Frontier!
Imagine the snow underfoot getting plowed through your path. Envision tall evergreen trees towering over you. Feel the soft, freezing snow on the ground. Listen to the sounds of birds calling, snow crunching, and the steady flow of your visible breath. Look at the light snow and the green trees. You can practically see the Native Americans that once roamed this land. Hundreds of years of ancient history is right underfoot. You can see and feel the exotic land formations of this arctic tundra. It’s climate is cold and dry, freezing you to the tip of your toes. Although this environment is unforgiving, animals and plants still live to thrive in this forever cold place. This, is Alaska.
Native Americans

Native Americans are part of our culture, they are the indegineous people of our land. Beginning with the five main tribes: the Inuipiat, the Inuit, the Haidi, the Yuit, and the Athascanban. The Inuipiat mostly lived in the Aluetian islands. The Inuit and Haidi tribes lived along the southeastern coast. The Yuit lived in the Northern part of Alaska. The Athascanban lived in the central part of Alaska.
These are pictures of the Native Americans.
Fun Fact!
Did you know that 20.4% of Alaska's population is made of Native Americans?
(2020 census)
All these tribes lived in villages made of mostly dirt. They also all hunted caribou, musk ox, bowhead whales, and even seals. To show respect to the animals they made masks in their shapes. They carved hunting charms out of seal tusks. Men hunted and maintained jobs, women did house work, and made clothes. Tribes play traditional games like knuckle hop. But, the foreigners didn’t care about these. Although Alaska’s history tells a lot, this is only a part of Alaska.
This is the type of houses the Natives lived in.
This is a Caribou.

Alaska has a long history through good and bad, it all starts from the Russians. To start, in 1741 a Russian fleet maintained by Vitus Bering(the Bering Strait was named after him) spotted the Alaska mainland. They settled on Kayak Island and claimed it for theirs. Though they just landed, they had to battle the Tlingit tribe and other native tribes there. The rest of them were either enslaved or diagnosed with smallpox brought by the foreigners.The Russians traveled there mostly for the abundant amount of animal life there and hunted for their furs. Because of this, more and more foreigners moved in and hunted for animals and other jobs they could do there. Eventually, the Americans saw this, they wanted this land for not only its animals and plants, but also for its mines. As a result, the Secretary of the State Willam Seward suggested buying the state though some people laughed at him saying Alaska was just a frozen wasteland. Though getting jeered at, in 1867 The US bought Alaska for $7.2 million.
Fun Fact!
Did you know that there is an Alaska day that is celebrated every October 18th?
These are animal furs.