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Athabascan group at Porcupine River, NWT - no date

Athabascan group at Porcupine River, NWT - no date

Chief Isaac of the Han, 1898. The Han lived along the Yukon River in Alaska and western Yukon Territory. A large camp was at the junction of the Klondike and Yukon rivers, the site of the first big gold strike in 1896. By 1898, 30,000 gold seekers had poured into Han territory. Hunting and timber cutting left the native people's  in poverty. Chief Isaac was so worried about the future of his people that he sent some of their sacred tribal possessions to Han elders in Alaska for safekeeping.

Chief Isaac of the Han, 1898. The Han lived along the Yukon River in Alaska and western Yukon Territory. A large camp was at the junction of the Klondike and Yukon rivers, the site of the first big gold strike in 1896. By 1898, 30,000 gold seekers had poured into Han territory. Hunting and timber cutting left the native people's in poverty. Chief Isaac was so worried about the future of his people that he sent some of their sacred tribal possessions to Han elders in Alaska for safekeeping.

Eskimo (or Esquimaux (French)) or Inuit–Yupik (for Alaska: Inupiat–Yupik) is a term for the indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the circumpolar region from eastern Siberia (Russia), across Alaska (United States), Canada, and Greenland (Denmark).

Eskimo (or Esquimaux (French)) or Inuit–Yupik (for Alaska: Inupiat–Yupik) is a term for the indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the circumpolar region from eastern Siberia (Russia), across Alaska (United States), Canada, and Greenland (Denmark).

Native American bows and arrows are classic cultural icons that are perfect for rustic southwest style and western home decor. Any wall can be brightened and personalized with the addition of a Native American bow, quivers and Indian arrows. The bows and arrows are great as Indian art for wall hangings and look fabulous over a fireplace or in a family room.  See more at http://www.missiondelrey.com/native-american-bows-quivers/

Native American bows and arrows are classic cultural icons that are perfect for rustic southwest style and western home decor. Any wall can be brightened and personalized with the addition of a Native American bow, quivers and Indian arrows. The bows and arrows are great as Indian art for wall hangings and look fabulous over a fireplace or in a family room. See more at http://www.missiondelrey.com/native-american-bows-quivers/

Klondike Gold Rush prospectors and Alaska Native packers rest while others make their way up the rocky path toward The Scales on their way to the Chilkoot Pass summit in 1897.  A sturdy people, the Chilkat Indian men could pack up to 200 pounds on their backs and women and children could carry about 75 pounds each. They charged the stampeders $1 per pound to haul their gear up the trail.

Klondike Gold Rush prospectors and Alaska Native packers rest while others make their way up the rocky path toward The Scales on their way to the Chilkoot Pass summit in 1897. A sturdy people, the Chilkat Indian men could pack up to 200 pounds on their backs and women and children could carry about 75 pounds each. They charged the stampeders $1 per pound to haul their gear up the trail.

My people, those who immerse themselves in our culture, Celebration 2010, Juneau AK

My people, those who immerse themselves in our culture, Celebration 2010, Juneau AK

Chief Dan George, OC (July 24, 1899-September 23 1981) was a Chief of the Isleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band located on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was also an Author, Poet and an Academy Award nominated Actor...

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Chief Dan George, OC (July 24, 1899-September 23 1981) was a Chief of the Isleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band located on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was also an Author, Poet and an Academy Award nominated Actor...

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