Subsistence whale harvest: Alaska Natives use a towline to haul a bowhead whale carcass onto ice following a subsistence whale hunt near Barrow, Alaska. Many coastal Alaska communities depend upon subsistence harvest of marine mammals such as whales for food to feed their families, and to perpetuate their ancient traditions.
Alaska Native Dancer - Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. The indigenous peoples of Alaska represent cultures as diverse as the countries of Europe. The Athabaskans, Inupiaq, Yupik, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian can have different languages and histories before coming to Alaska thousands of years ago. All these groups have lived in Alaska (and Northern Canada and Greenland) long before Western European Cultures explored what we call Alaska today. taken Aug. 28, 2012