Alaska

About the Native American Alaskan Tribe

Alaska tribe ancestors were believed to have migrated about a thousands of years ago to the US in at least two different waves. Early tribe settlers migrated across the northern part of North America and never to the south. Gene studies concluded that this is the reason why Native Americans from the North are not closely related to the South.

They developed ways to cope up with the rough climate, culture, environment and even traded with merchants that arrived from the vast sea. In the mid-eighteenth century, arriving from Serbia, Russians began to trade with them, especially when they found out that the Alaska tribe produce great quality of furs.

Fun Facts:

  • There are many Alaska tribes that are defined by their language groups and places which, they settle in and those tribes are often named to include “Village of” or “Native Village of”.

  • Religion of the vast majority of this tribe is “Shamanism”

  • It wasn’t until late nineteenth and early twentieth century Americans and Europeans did have a sustained encounter with the Alaska Natives, due to the gold rush.

  • Their subsistence rights weren’t protected because they don’t have treaties with the country, except for the right to harvest whales and marine mammals.

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