Alagnak Wild River
An Illustrated Guide to the Cultural History of the Alagnak Wild River
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Purpose and Use of Guide

The Alagnak Wild River
     The River
     River Designation
     Land Ownership

Prehistoric Past

Portrait of Traditional Lifestyle

The 20th Century

Historic Structures
     Protection of Cultural Resources
     Impact of Erosion

Region Map
Overview: Alagnak Wild River - Katmai National Park and Preserve
Headwaters of Alagnak River at Kukaklek Lake
The Canyon
Confluence of Alagnak and Nonvianuk Rivers
Headwaters of Nonvianuk River
Confluence of Alagnak and Nonvianuk Rivers
Beyond the Confluence
Alagnak River
Braided Waters
Braided Waters
Braided Waters (continued)
The Cutbank to the Corridor's End
The Cutbank to the Corridor's End (continued)
Alagnak River
Confluence with the Kvichak River

Katmai National Park and Preserve
Alagnak Wild River
P.O. Box 7
King Salmon, Alaska 99613

The Lake Clark-Katmai Studies Center, established in 1999, is a research and curatorial facility for the museum collections of Katmai National Park and Preserve, Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve and the Alagnak Wild River. The center supports the Cultural Resource Program for these parks with responsibilities that include stewardship of historic buildings, museum collections, archeological sites, cultural landscapes, oral and written histories, and ethnographic resources.

Our mission is to identify, evaluate, and preserve the cultural resources of the park areas and to bring an understanding of these resources to the public. Congress has mandated that we preserve these resources because they are important components of our national and personal identities.

Text written by Susan Kedzie-Webb, Jeanne Schaaf, Martha Olympic Crow, and John Branson. Illustrations and design by Susan Kedzie-Webb. The Earliest Americans on page 5 was illustrated by Wood Ronsaville Harlin, Inc. March 2006.

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Last Updated: 22-Jun-2009