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AK History & Facts

Last Updated: May 23rd, 2010 - 21:01:09


History & Statistics on Alaska
By ClassBrain Staff
Mar 19, 2006, 16:07 PST

Prehistory of Alaska
This index provides an overview of the prehistory of Alaska. The index also briefly describes the cultural resources (archaeology, history, ethnography) in each national park and preserve in the state.
Source: The National Park Service

History and Culture of Alaska by Travel Alaska
This site provides extensive information on Native Alaskans, Local Arts, Alaskan Festivals, and Russian Heritage. It's all an all an excellant resource.
Source:Travel Alaska

A Brief History of Alaska Statehood (1867-1959)
"The one hundred years between "Seward's Folly" (1867) and statehood (1959) comprise an intriguing though often ignored narrative about the importance of the "great land" to United States history. The following brief history of Alaska statehood considers the region in the political and imaginative contexts of (contiguous) United States history and emphasizes certain themes revealed in this effort."
Source: Eric Gislason - American Studies at the University of Virginia

Alaska Historical Collections
The Alaska Historical Collections provide research materials on all aspects of Alaska's history and development with a focus on surrounding regions and the Arctic outside Alaska.
Source: The Alaska State Library

Alaska Historic Timeline
This great timeline details the history of Alaska from the 16th to the 20th century. There’s also a secondary timeline that details Alaska statehood.
Source: e-ReferenceDesk

Alaska’s Early History
Learn all about what happened in Alaska before it became Alaska with this great early history and early timeline.
Source: e-ReferenceDesk

This overview of the state covers Facts and Figures, Land and People, Economy, Government, and History.
Source: The Columbia Encyclopedia on

Seward's Folly
How was Alaska purchased? Find out here.
Source: The Library of Congress - American Memory Collection

William Seward: The Mastermind of the Alaska Purchase
A look at this fascinating man's life and at his contribution to American history. Although Seward is probably best known for his negotiations with the Russians for the purchase of Alaska, his service to America was far wider ranging. Click on this link to buy the book at

The Alaskan Frontier
Read a bit about Alaskan history and explore some of the other wonderful links from the American Memory Collection.
Source: The Library of Congress - American Memory Collection

Juneau History Page
Read about the history of Juneau, Alaska, browse through historic photos of the area, or read about the 'Ghosts of the Gold Rush.'
Source: The Juneau Public Library

Alaska and Russia: The Meeting of Frontiers
This history on the exploration of Alaska is presented in English and Russian.
Source: The Library of Congress - Meeting of Frontiers

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