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Being born in Alaska does not make you an Alaska Native. That term is used only for people who are indigineous to Alaska such as Eskimos (Inuits), Alieuts, Athabaskans, Tlinkets, and Haidas, just to name a few. Native Alaskan refers to those born in Alaska.
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What bear is native to Alaska?

Brown (a sub-species of Grizzly). Answer There are 4 types of bearsin Alaska The Black Bear, The Brown Bear (which are located on thecoast as opposed to the Grizzly which is more inland and is a subspecies of the Brown Bear) The Polar Bear, and the Kodiak BrownBear which is only located on Kodiak Island so it is its ownspecies. Black bears also come in 6 colors (black, cinnamon(brown), blonde, white, glacier blue and purple (so black it has apurple hue). Brown bears and grizzlies come in 3 colors (brown,blonde, spirit bear which is very very blonde) They also come in asilver back phase. Polar bears are generally white. Polar and brownbears interbreed on occasion, and the hybrid has varyingcharacteristics of both species.

Where is Alaska?

Next to eastern Russia, it is property of the United States. Or: On the very west end of Canada, but belongs to the United States of America. Alaska is the largest state of the United States of America by area; it is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Or: Northwest North America. Or: Extreme north west part of North America. To the West of Canada. To the East of Russia and the Bering Strait and the Pacific Ocean. South of the Arctic Ocean and the North Pole. Or: In the northwest corner of the North American Continent.

What cats are native to Alaska?

There are only 2 species of cats native to Alaska. The lynx, and the mountain lion. I hope this can help anyone out there

Native Americans in Alaska?

There are many different Native Americans that have lived in Alaskain the past. Many decedents of past Native Americans still live inAlaska today.

What is Alaska about?

Alaska became the 49th state January 3, 1959. Its capitol is Juneau (yes that is how you spell it... pronounced JUNO). Its motto is "North to the Future."

What are some native animals of Alaska?

Here are some: kodiak bear, caribou, trumpeter swan, polar bear, mountain goat, dall sheep, coyote, bison, ground squirrel, red fox, beaver, artic fox, porcupine, black-tailed dear, muskox, short-tailed ermine, snowshoe hare.

What did the natives call Alaska?

The name, Alaska, is a native word meaning "mainland" which distinguishes it from the many Aleutian islands where the people whose lives were tied to the sea lived.

What did native americans from alaska wear?

Native Americans in Alaska generally wear fur made from skins ofanimals taken in hunting. The harsh weather conditions require warmclothing made of animal hide if commercial clothing is notavailable.

What is in Alaska?

Alaska is home to many unique opportunities. It is a lifestyle that takes getting used to. There are a variety of reasons why people reside in Alaksa. There is a military base located in Alaska, which contributes to a large amount of the traffic in the area.

What can you do in Alaska?

Nearly anything you wish. There is a wide variety of geographical features and climate as well as a huge area in which to do it.

How do you get to Alaska?

In a plane its right by the Yukon Yes, you can get there by flying. Major airports are at Anchorage and Fairbanks. You can also get there by taking a cruise ship, or a ferry boat up the Inside Passage. The state ferry system is very popular for people needing to get to the southeastern Alaskan mainland and the islands. That is the only way to get many items including vehicles to many communities. You can also get to Alaska by driving the Alcan Highway which runs from the lower 48 states thru British Columbia and Yukon Territory, Canada and into Alaska

Was there a US President born in Alaska?

So far there has never been a man or woman elected as US President born in or from the state of Alaska. No US President has been born in Alaska. No,- no Us president was born in Alaska. As of 2012, no U.S. Presidents have been born in Alaska.

Name the major tribes of native Americans that live in Alaska?

There are seven major linguistic groups in Alaska, some of which describe themselves divided further into smaller groups based on geographic distribution, river valleys, mountain ranges, taiga, etc., but the big seven are;. Athapascan, Inupiat, Yupik, Tlingit, Haida, Aleut, and Tsimpshian. ________________________________________________________________________. Haida, Inuit, Eskimos.

Who are two prominent people born in Alaska?

Ray Mala, Actor and first non-white leading actor in Hollywood. Chad Carpenter, creator of the comic strip " Tundra". David Williams, left handed pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds and NY Mets.

What did the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act say?

The Alaska Native Claims Settlment Act (ANCSA) gave 44 million acres back to the original inhabitants that lived there plus $962.5 million in cash compensation to about 80,000 Native-Americans. It was essential to clear those claims in order to create the Trans-Alaska pipeline across contested lands.

Did Native Americans inhabit Alaska first?

Not quite. While no one knows who the first people were to cross over into what is now Alaska--could have been the ancient Siberians, perhaps the Ainu--those that remained and settled obviously became Native Americans.

Which two groups of Native Americans are native to Alaska?

There are more than two groups of people known as "Native Alaskans", though none are believed to be literally native. Two important ones are the Athabascans and the Tlingit. There are twelve total Native groups recognized by the government in the Alaska Native Settlement Claims Act. And a thirteenth catch all for "others" of such descent.

Land use pattern in Alaska before the Alaska Native Claims Act?

Alaska has had had a long and abusive relationship regarding land ownership with the Federal government controlling almost two thirds of the property, 12% reserved as Native American Lands, 1.0% in private ownership and the rest held by the state. Land ownership in any quantity by a single individual is rare. Land deals as patronage has been historical and rarely has land use been beneficial to the public at large. Because the state is so large and spent much of its infancy as unwanted Federal Lands, the homestead acts became irrelevant.

What is the Native American name of Mount McKinley in Alaska?

It is called Denali or the Great One. Numerous native peoples of the area had their own names for this prominent peak. The local Athabaskan name for the mountain, the one used by the Native Americans with access to the flanks of the mountain (living in the Yukon, Tanana and Kuskowim basins), is Dinale or Denali ("the High One"). To the South the Dena'ina people in the Susitna River valley used the name Dghelay Ka'a (simplified to Doleika ), meaning "the big mountain", while the Aleuts called it Traleika .

What is the name of a native American of Alaska?

In Alaska Native Americans are referred to as Natives. There are different tribes as you may say over the different regions of Alaska. In southeast there is Tlingit, Haida and In Metlakatla the way southern part of Alaska is Tsimshian. When you make your way up into Alaska there is Aleut in the Aleutian Chain. There is Yupik, Siberian Yup'ik, Inuit, Aleut-Esikimo. There are many different clans in Alaska which is very complex but very, very interesting. There are different Moieties that you belong to. The Raven and The Eagle. Either your a raven or a eagle. You take your mothers moieties and are raised up to respect the other. Different languages vary through out our beautiful land. By the way Alaskan Eskimos do not not live in igloos our igloos are made out of driftwood and were only used in the summertime. Native people in Canada were the ones who lived in snow igloos.

Why did they name Alaska Alaska?

The name of Alaska was already introduced during the time of Russian rule (Аляска). It is derived from the Aluet alaxsxaq. Which means "the mainland" or more literally, "the object towards which the action of the sea is directed". Alaska is also known as Alyeska or "the great land" and is derived from the same Aluet roots as Alaska.

What can you do at Alaska?

you can sled , you can see lots of mooses , you can see the water and the rocks , you can see the sun pop up through the clouds every morning , you can hike or even get some good pictures of mountains.

Who did you get Alaska from?

The United States of America agreed to buy Alaska from Emperor Alexander II of Russia on March 20, 1867, for about $7.2 million dollars. A little known fact is that the Russians also agreed to forgive a debt of around $5 million dollars that the US owed them from the revolutionary and civil wars. The United States actually took possession of Alaska on October 18, 1867. China and England also were interested in purchasing Alaska, and are even rumored to have offered better prices. However, Russia didn't want China to have direct access to a fur-producing land (the main export to the Orient from Russia was Siberian furs) and Russia was afraid that England was colonizing too much of the world, and selling them Alaska was literally inviting them to their doorstep.

Where is barrow Alaska located in Alaska?

Barrow is located on the "North Slope" of Alaska. It's in the northern most part of the state on barren tundra land. It is also located by many large oil fields and that is probably what it is most well-known for. It is near the Arctic Ocean as well. And it is also the traditional land of many Alaskan Eskimos.

What year is Alaska was born?

The name "Alaska" had been introduced in the Russian colonial period, but it was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.

What are 2 or 3 native American tribes that were found in Alaska?

Native groups in the area that became Alaska include: . Gwich'in . Tanana . Ahtna . Han . Koyukon . Tanacross . Eyak . Haida . Tlingit . Tsimshian . Inupiat Inuit . Yupik . Chugach . Koniag . Aleut . Deg Hi'tan . Dena'ina . Kolchan This list is far from complete.