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April 17, 2000
Worlds: A Juneau Empire Special Report (ANCSA)
Alaskan Teacher, Elizabeth L. von Beck, © 1997. "The U.S. Bureau
of Education employed Evelyn and Archie Payne as teachers of the Eskimo."
This manuscript was compiled from letters, character sketches and poems written
during 1925-1948 when Evelyn and Archie Payne lived and worked in several Alaska
March 16, 2000
How to recognize negative stereotypes and improve communication
between ethnic groups, Ron Scollon and Suzanne B.K. Scollon, Alaska Native Language
Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1980
About American Indians and Alaska Natives in Elementary Schools, ERIC
Digest EDO-RC-90-8, June 1990
and other material by and about Roy Peratrovich and Elizabeth Peratrovich
DENALI PARK OFFICIALS
CONSIDER DOYON LAND SWAP, Anchorage Daily News, February 7, 2000,
February 25, 2000
Alaska Solution for Schools, Essay Covering School Funding Issues
by Paul Ongtooguk.
for Tomcods and Smelt, Kotzebue Sound, 1978.
February 14, 2000
ELUDES NEEDIEST SCHOOLS, Anchorage Daily News, Sunday, October 03,
1999. At Chevak School in Western Alaska, student desks sit so close together
that if one child gets up to go to the bathroom, an entire row must stand and
move. Three hundred students are crammed inside an old wood-frame building that
was designed for half as many kids....[read
plan taps Bush aides, Controversial
idea aims to cut teacher turnover , Anchorage
Daily News, Monday, December 20, 1999. Some educators hope to overcome
one of the biggest obstacles to improving schools in Bush Alaska - rapid turnover
of teachers - by making it easier for mostly Native teacher aides to become
teachers, perhaps without earning college degrees.... [read
February 9, 2000
A SENSE OF
RIGHTNESS, Kitka marks 10 years atop AFN, but she's still an enigma to many,
Anchorage Daily News, Page A1, Sunday, October 17, 1999
January 26, 2000
Proposals to the United States Congress to implement recommendations of the
Alaska Natives Commission pursuant to P.L. 104-270, Alaska Federation Of Natives,
January 25, 2000
Index of AudioVisual Resources
on ww.Alaskool.org (includes subsistence videos, Inupiaq language, and other
For Teachers: Excerpts from Teaching
with Documents: Using Primary Sources from the National Archives, National
Archives and Records Administration and National Council for the Social Studies,
Washington, D.C., 1989
January 13, 2000
Nome-Beltz High School, 1976
January 7, 2000
One more way to navigate through
the Alaskool web site:
list of major documents included in this site as of September 23, 1999
Chemawa Indian School
Alumni Class Lists for 1885 through 1938
January 5, 2000
from Profiles in Change: NAMES, NOTES AND QUOTES FOR ALASKAN WOMEN, Alaska
Commission on the Status of Women, 1983
December 29, 1999
Sound Subregion, Vegetation Map, Figure 124
December 28, 1999
Sound Subregion, Vegetation Map, Figure 128
December 23, 1999
Regional Profiles, Northwest Region
Links to Other Sites:
[Inupiat] - Alaska Native Cultural Profile [Ethnic Medicine Guide
Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington]
Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska
Wildlife Notebook Series
December 13, 1999
and State Laws and Court Decisions Affecting Subsistence, 1971-1991
December 9, 1999
Howard Luke Academy, Fairbanks
December 7, 1999
Alaska Native Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development
Project, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Announces the Availability
of CURRICULUM FELLOWSHIPS
Links to Other Web Sites:
December 2, 1999
Wants Only ‘Genuine’ Natives, Paul Ongtooguk, Tundra Times (1990).
Slide show and presentation on ANWR - the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
and oil development, environmental concerns, the view of Alaska Natives.
November 11, 1999
from Our Northern Domain: Alaska Picturesque, Historic, and Commercial,
Dana Estes & Company: Boston, 1910 (Includes
The Discovery of Alaska, The Founding of Sitka, The Magic Wand of Gold, Juneau
and Skagway, the Mighty Yukon, and Reindeer and Eskimos.)
WITH HISTORIC PLACES:A lesson
plan produced for the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic
Preservation and St. George Tanaq Corporation, The Seal Islands: Fur Seal
Rookeries National Historic Landmark, the Pribilof Islands, Focus: St. George
Island, Patricia H. Partnow, Ph.D.
1950, A snapshot by the United States, Department of the Interior,
published 1951, excerpts from Mid-Century Alaska United States Department
of the Interior, Office of Territories, Washington: 1951.
Maniilaq is written in Inupiaq and English.
Maniilaq is the name of a man that is held
in very high regard by the older Iñupiat
Eskimos of the Northwest Arctic. He was more commonly known as
Maniilauraq, and to some of the elders in the area, he
was an Eskimo prophet. They speak of him with reverence and admiration.
Many believe him and in the fulfillment of his prophecies in this
day and age.
This book presents the information which the
Center has on Maniilaq transcribed and translated exactly
as the elders have given it. There has been no attempt made to
edit any of the discussions as many of the contributors have passed
away. The materials are presented here for you, the reader, to
read and reach your own conclusions about Maniilaq. You
will find the accounts to be repetitious, but as you read each
variant of Maniilaq's activities and teachings, you will
acquire new information which will add to your knowledge of the
October 12, 1999
Links to Other Resources:
- Kids Count Homepage
Job Opportunities for Alaska Natives. PDF. November 1998. By G. Williamson
McDiarmid, Scott Goldsmith, Mary Killorin, Suzanne Sharp, and others.
THE SCHOOLWORK MODULE: TEACHING PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS TO WRITE HISTORICAL NARRATIVES,
PETER VINTEN-JOHANSEN Department of History, Michigan State University and
G. WILLIAMSON MCDIARMID Institute of Social and Economic Research, University
of Alaska Anchorage, July 1997
Control of Alcohol in Alaska, Matthew Berman and Teresa Hull, "Alaska
Review of Social and Economic Conditions, University of Alaska Anchorage,
Institute of Social and Economic Research, April 1997, Volume XXXI, No.
PAYS FOR ALASKA’S SCHOOLS? Institute of Social and Economic Research,
University of Alaska Anchorage, RESEARCH SUMMARY, R.S. No. 56, March 1995
- Links to Other Social
and Economic Data Via the Institute of Social and Economic Research Web Site
October 11, 1999
to Expect Your First Year of Teaching, Amy DePaul, U.S. Department
of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, September 1998
NATIVE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT OF 1971, (PUBLIC LAW 92-203): HISTORY AND ANALYSIS
TOGETHER WITH SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS, Richard S. Jones, Analyst in
American National Government
Government Division, Report No. 81-127 GOV, June 1, 1981
- COMMISSION ON RURAL GOVERNANCE
& EMPOWERMENT: Find
out about Alaska's COMMISSION ON RURAL GOVERNANCE & EMPOWERMENT and read Rural
Governance Commission Final Report - June 30, 1999
- Kiana Place
Names Map There are many layers to discovering and understanding
Native place names and the land. The Katyaak, Inupiat Placenames in the Kiana
Area map was prepared in 1994 by NANA Regional Corporation with funding provided
by the National Park Service and NANA...
in Alaska as an historic native American pastime, Jim Kerr,
Institute of Social and Economic Research, Anchorage, Alaska Juggler's World,
Vol 36, No 1, March 1984
October 5, 1999
for Integrating Cup'ik Culture and Curriculum
October 1, 1999
September 28, 1999
September 22, 1999
Federation of Natives Newsletter, Volume VI, Number Two, April 20,
1987 - Coverage of the progress of the 1991 ANCSA amendments through Congress
and discussions of implications of passing these amendments.
Native Population Trends and Vital Statistics, 1950-1985, George W.
Rogers, ISEGR RESEARCH NOTE, November 1971
Emergence of Native Alaskan Political Capacity, 1959-1971, Alexander
M. Ervin, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology University of Saskatchewan,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Article published in Musk Ox Journal, 19,
ELLIOTT TREATY, TREATY WITH THE DWAMISH, SUQUAMISH, ETC, 1855.
August 30, 1999
- The Tyonek Story,
Robert G. Knox, Alaska Construction and Oil Report, Vol. 9, No.
7, July 1968. The Board
of Governors Room of the New York Stock Exchange is the epitome of Money spelled
with a capital M. Located on one of the upper floors of the exchange building
far, far away from the noise and confusion of the exchange floor, the room
is large and spacious with extremely high ceilings. It is decorated tastefully
in the colors you might expectgreen and gold. There is a good deal of
highly polished mahogany scattered about and your feet sink into deep, soft
- Links to Alaska State
Library web site and online historical photograph collections.
- Village Journey: The Report of the
Alaska Native Review Commission by Thomas R. Berger, 1985, Inuit Circumpolar
|Alaska State Library, Winter and Pond Collection, PCA 87-1050. NOT
TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE ALASKA STATE LIBRARY.
Alaska Natives were legally prevented from establishing mining claims
under the terms of the mining act. As this photograph indicates, there were
other barriers preventing or discouraging Alaska Natives from participating
in the establishment of the social and economic structures of modern Alaska.
Link to Native Government Page
August 27, 1999
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Conflict and Controversy, Monica
E. Thomas, Polar Record, 23(142): 27-36 (1986)
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: An Update, Monica E. Thomas, Polar
Record, 24(151): 328-329 (1988)
- ALASKA: POLITICIANS
AND NATIVES, MONEY AND OIL, Once upon a time there was a frontier, Lewis
Lapham, Published in Harper's Magazine, May 1970
- Chapter 7:
Goals in Unconventional Organizations: The Politics of Alaska Native Corporations,
Gary C. Anders, Associate Professor, University of Alaska, Juneau
and Kathleen Anders, Visiting Instructor, University of Alaska, Juneau, excerpted
from Developing America's Northern Frontier, Theodore Lane,
ed., University Press of America, 1987
Labor Force Status of Alaska's Native Population, Theodore
Lane, Adjunct Professor, ISER
and Partner, Thomas/Lane & Associates and Cheryl K. Thomas, President,
Thomas/Lane & Associates, excerpted from Developing America's
Northern Frontier, Theodore Lane, ed., University Press of
- The Eskimo and
the Land: Ownership and Utilization, Dorothy Jean Ray, paper presented
at the Thirteenth Alaskan Science Conference, August 25, 1962, Juneau, Alaska.
NATIVE BROTHERHOODS: MODERN INTERTRIBAL ORGANIZATIONS ON THE NORTHWEST COAST,
By Philip Drucker, Smithsonian Institution Bureau Of American Ethnology,
Bulletin 168, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1958
Herding, Raymond Brown, Sr., Utuqqanaat Tusraayukaanich, Vol. 12,
May/June 1999, p.1.
August 26, 1999
Look back at the hot issues surrounding Land Claims and ANCSA
in the 1960's, '70's and '80's. Articles are reproduced from the Fairbanks
Daily News-Miner, The Anchorage Daily Times, the Anchorage Daily
News, the Daily Alaska Empire/Southeast Alaska Empire, and The
Tundra Times. List
August 25, 1999
Articles from "The
into the Past--County Court Records and the Pursuit of History, Loren
Schweninger, November/December 1998
Historiography: A Source of Teaching Ideas, Robert P. Green, Jr.,
Use of Sources in the Teaching of History, Fred Morrow Fling,
Visual Materials as Historical Sources, A Model for Studying State and
Local History, Randall G. Felton and Rodney F. Allen, March/April
August 17, 1999
July 9, 1999
- Articles from THEATA ’87 VOLUME 12 TLINGIT HAIDA ESKIMO ATHABASKAN TSIMSHIAN
ALEUT - "High
School Graduates" by Aggie Frankson, "The
Big Change" by Mae Pitka, "Rural
Student Services" by Tim Holmberg, "NANA
Dorms" by Magdeline Booth, "Daily
Schedules" by Mae Pitka, "Traditional
Storytelling" by Charlene Fisher, "Healing"
by Phyllis Norton
- 1991 Balancing
Individual and Group Rights after ANCSA by Bart K. Garber, published in
Alaska Native News/January 1985
- WE OWN THE
LAND, Statement By William L. Paul, Sr., to the AFN Board of Directors
Alaska Federation of Natives' Convention Fairbanks, Alaska, October, 1971
International Legal Status of Native Alaska," by Russel Lawrence
Barsh, published in Alaska Native News (July 1984), 4. 2, p. 35.
the Arctic Slope Inupiat Said NO to ANCSA," letter to the President
of the United States, December 18, 1971 from Joseph Upicksoun, President,
Arctic Slope Native Association and Charles Edwardsen, Jr., Executive Director,
Arctic Slope Native Association, Alaska Native News (September 1984)
v.2, p. 16.
Day in the Life of a Native Chief Executive," Part II, by Byron
I. Mallot, Alaska Native News (October 1985) v.2, p. 22.
natives are bringing off the biggest corporate takeover," Michael
Parfit, Smithsonian (August 1981), pp. 30-39.
Eskimo Life in the Latter Twentieth Century, Chapter 6, Reminiscences of
Kuuvafmiut Villagers, Douglas B. Anderson, Wanni W.
Anderson, Ray Bane, Richard K. Nelson, Nita Sheldon Towarak
July 8, 1999
New Links on Our Language Page including
June 30, 1999
June 28, 1999
Tundra Times, Selected Articles Referencing ANCSA and Land
Claims, 1961-1971. Used with permission of the publisher for educational
Share the Oil," Daniel Henninger, New Republic, June 28, 1969,
Vol. 160, pp. 15-17. Last year a lone Atlantic Richfield
oil rig drilled into a sea of oil beneath Alaska's Arctic ice. The find is
worth billions and has the oil industry aflutter. Humble Oil announced it
would spend $39 million to open the legendary Northwest Passage linking Alaska
to the East Coast; British Petroleum, with holdings on Alaska's North Slope...
- "Divvying Up
Alaska: Native Claims Bill," Stephen Brent, New Republic,
December 13, 1969, Vol. 161, No. 24, pp. 11-13. Anchorage.
Anchorage was still waiting for its first real snow November 25, though the
thermometer never climbed higher than five above zero. Inside a hotel conference
room, about 20 Alaska business leadersclearly frustrated and almost
scaredhuddled together, away from the cold and the 3 p.m. gloom.
The source of frustration was 4500 miles east by southeast, in Washington,
D.C., where the Senate Interior and Insular Affairs committee was working
to keep a pledge to Alaska's 55,000 Eskimo, Indian, and Aleut citizens...
June 24, 1999
June 22, 1999
LAND CLAIMS, ALASKA REVIEW OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC
CONDITIONS, Vol. IV, No. 6, November 1967, Published by the Institute
of Social, Economic and Government Research University of Alaska
to Exploit and Destroy a People: The Case of the Alaskan Native,
Civil Rights Digest, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Commission Civil Rights,
Vol. 2, No. 3 (Summer 1969), pp. 6-13.
JACKSON IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: ALASKA NATIVE SCHOOLS AND MISSION CONTRACTS,
1885-1894, Stephen W. Haycox, The Pacific Historian, Volume
XXVIII, Number 1, pages 18-28.
June 17, 1999
June 15, 1999
from: Alaska Native Land Claims Part II, "Hearings before the Subcommittee
on Indian Affairs of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of
Representatives, Ninety-first Congress First Session on H.R. 13142, H.R. 10193,
and H.R. 14212, Bills to Provide for the Settlement of Certain Land Claims of
Alaska Natives, and for Other Purposes.
June 11, 1999
and Travel in "UNALAKLEET", Written by: Patricia H. Partnow
June 8, 1999
June 4, 1999
May 24, 1999
May 21, 1999
April 23, 1999
- RUSSIAN ADMINISTRATION OF ALASKA AND THE STATUS OF THE ALASKAN
III, Third Period: Alaska under the second and third charters of the Russian
Company of 1821 and 1844 (1821-62).
- RUSSIAN ADMINISTRATION OF ALASKA AND THE STATUS OF THE ALASKAN
IV: Period of Transition, 1862-67.
- ...a briefing paper
on the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act ... presented to Assistant
to the Secretary for Indian Affairs, Marvin L. Franklin, in Washington, D.C.,
during July. /s/ Morris Thompson, Area Director
- Klondike '70,
The Alaskan Oil Boom, Daniel Jack Chasan, pp. 61-127, Praeger
3. Indians and Rockefellers: the Durable Cord," from Up For Grabs,
Daniel Jack Chasan, Madrona Publishers, Inc., 1977.
- Changes in the Well-being
of Alaska Natives Since ANCSA, "Alaska Review of Social and Economic
Conditions," November 1984, Vol. XXI, No. 3.
- IPANI ESKIMOS,
A Cycle of Life in Nature, a book by James K. Wells, Alaska Methodist
University Press, 1974.
Paul, Sr., and the Alaska Voters' Literacy Act of 1925, Stephen W. Haycox,
Alaska History, journal of the Alaska Historical Society,
April 22, 1999
- The InupiaQ Phrasebook,
with audio and translations.
YUP'IK AND THE SCHOOLS, A Handbook for Teachers, Written
Steven A. Jacobson, Alaska Native Language Center, 1984
- CHAP. 2469. An
Act Authorizing the Secretary of Interior to allot homesteads to the natives
Legends of the Northern Eskimo, by William A.
ISN'T FOR "INDIAN" is in the collection of essays by Michael Dorris, Paper
Trail, pp. 120-121, published by HarperCollins Publishers, 1994.
- ANCSA Curriculum
April 20, 1999
April 2, 1999
April 1, 1999
- Excerpts from
"Reindeer in Alaska," Seymour Hadwen, Chief Veterinarian and
Parasitologist, and Lawrence J. Palmer, In Charge of Grazing Investigations,
Bureau of Biological Survey, United States Department of Agriculture, Bulletin
No. 1089, Washington, D.C., September 22, 1922 (pp. 33-52).
- Background of ANCSA:
Bristol Bay's Land And Money, "Bristol Bay Native Corporation Newsletter,
- ANCSA's Confused Settlement
for Native Groups, "The Council," June 1983, v. 8, p.8.
- Violent Death in Alaska: Who Is Most Likely To Die?
Matthew Berman and Linda Leask, "Alaska Review of Social and Economic
Conditions," University of Alaska Anchorage, Institute of Social and
Economic Research, February 1994, Vol. XXIX No. 1.
March 30, 1999
March 22, 1999
March 12, 1999
March 4, 1999
March 3, 1999
- "ANCSA-RELATED SIDE EFFECTS," Kornelia Grabinska, Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc., March
1983, From Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc., Interior Region Post ANCSA,
March 2, 1999
March 1, 1999
1991: Making It Work, A Guide to Public Law 100-24, 1987 Amendments
to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Alaska
Federation of Natives (Part 1 and Part 8 are included in this web site)
The Iñupiat and the Christianization of Arctic Alaska,
Ernest S. Burch, Jr., Études/Inuit/Studies, 1994, 18(1-2):81-108.
of United States Indian Policy
of English in Indian Schools, Extract from the Annual Report of
the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, September 21, 1887
Between White Men and Indian Women, August 9, 1888
Commissioner Morgan on Indian Policy, Extract from the Annual
Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, October 1, 1889.
Report on Indian Education, December 1, 1889
February 22, 1999
- Taken to Extremes: Education in the Far North, Frank Darnell
and Anton Hoëm, Chapter 4: Historical Development of Schooling, 1996
Socialization of the Inupiat Eskimo: An Ethnographic Study in Cultural Continuity,
"Chapter IV, The Professionals: Portraits with Divergent Voices,"
MAK Mitchell, 1989
- Native Claims in Alaska:
A Twenty-year Review, Steven McNabb, Etudes/Inuit/Studies, 1992
Feburary 19, 1999
February 8, 1999
- Wales, Alaska - School Correspondence, 1908, 1911
- INUPIAQ EDUCATION, Eben Hopson, Mayor, North Slope Borough,
Barrow, Alaska, 1977
- Historic Photographs (courtesy
of Loman Brothers' Photographic Collection, Glenbow Archives, Glenbow-Alberta
Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
- Sketch Map: Showing Location of Wainright Reindeer Herds for
the Year Ending June 30, 1919.
- Kotzebue hunters returning with ugruk (bearded seal) - 40 miles
off Kotzebue Sound.
- Susan Bernardi with school
children in Wales - circa 1906. (photograph)
- School children in Wales
- circa 1910. (photograph)
- Eskimo boy at the school
in Wales - circa 1910. (photograph)
- School children in Wales
- circa 1910. (photograph)
- Wales - circa 1910.
February 1, 1999
World Wide Web Links
January 20, 1999
January 11, 1999
January 2, 1999
December 28, 1998
December 15, 1998
The Map Page
December 14, 1998
- Native Education Speech
by Willie Hensley at Bilingual Conference, Anchorage,
Alaska, February, 1981
- THE EDUCATION PROGRAM
OF THE, BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS IN ALASKA, 1971-72
Law and Alaska Native Education, The Influence of Federal and
State Legislation upon Education of Rural Alaska Natives, David H. Getches
"MOLLY HOOTCH CASE":HIGH SCHOOLS AND THE VILLAGE VOICE, Stephen
E. Cotton, Office of Inspector General, Boston, Massachusetts
The Nelson Act of 1905An Act
to provide for the construction and maintenance of roads, the establishment
and maintenance of schools, and the care and support of insane persons in
the district of Alaska, and for other purposes.
- Molly Hootch, et
al., Plaintiffs, vs. Alaska State Operated School System, et al., Defendants, the lawsuit challenging the separate and unequal system of
education in Alaska.
- ANNA TOBELUK, et
al., Plaintiffs, vs. MARSHALL LIND, et al., Defendants,
the settlement of the Molly Hootch lawsuit.