Native Claims Settlement Act
The Pretest is designed to find out what you already know
about ANCSA. It will also help to show how much you learned when
this unit is completed. It will not be used for grading purposes.
I. Multiple Choice
1. Which of the following was addressed by ANCSA?
- Settlement of lands claimed by Alaskan Natives
- Lands to be preserved as wilderness, or national interest
- Formation of Native corporations
- All of the above
2. Alaskan Native leaders went to the __________ in order to
settle land claims.
- a. Bureau of Indian Affairs
- U.S. Congress
- State Government
- U.S. Court of Claims
3. There are _______ Native regional corporations.
4. There were approximately ________ village corporations
established by ANCSA.
5. Alaskan Natives received title to ______ acres of land
- 962.5 million
- 200 million
- 44 million
- 375 million
6. Alaskan Natives received _______ dollars from ANCSA.
- 1.5 billion
- 962.5 million
- 50 million
- 13.6 billion
7. You must be _____percent Alaskan Native or be considered an
Alaskan Native by a Native community in order to be a
8. You must be born on or before _____________ to be an
Alaskan Native shareholder.
- January 1, 1991
- December 18, 1971
- January 1, 1976
- December 18, 1991
9. The State of Alaska was able to resume selecting a total of
_________ acres after the ANCSA legislation.
- 44 million
- 80 million
- 103 million
- 60 million
10. A corporation share is ____________
- similar to a birth certificate
- legal title to a portion of land
- owned only by Alaskan Natives
- part ownership of a business
II. True or False
- The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was the largest
settlement of Native land claims ever made by the U.S.
- Before ANCSA, the State of Alaska was one of the poorest
states in the nation.
- Alaskan Natives have received, on average, about $6,000
as a result of ANCSA.
- Alaskan Natives, as a group, are the major private
landholder in the state of Alaska.
- The discovery of oil at Prudhoe Bay had an effect on the
settlement of Native land claims in Alaska.
- One provision of ANCSA says that the regional Native
corporations must share 30 percent of their profits on
timber and subsurface sales with the other regional
- Regional and village corporations have received all of
the land they are entitled to under the provisions of
- Lands selected by Native corporations under the
provisions of ANCSA cannot be taxed until twenty years
- ANCSA provided that stock in Native corporations may be
sold to anyone after 1991.
- Native corporations are subject only to federal rules and
regulations relating to corporations.
III. Define the Following Terms in Relation to ANCSA
21. Aboriginal Rights
24. New Natives
IV. Fill in the answers below
26. Name two legal documents which support Native land claims.
27. Identify three unresolved 1991 Issues facing Alaskan
28. What are two options which have been suggested to resolve
29. Who were the five major parties involved in ANCSA