Archeological, ethnographic, and historic research tell us that people first came to the Lake Clark region around the end of the last ice age. Dena'ina Athabascans, Yup'ik, Russian explorers, gold prospectors and trappers, and American pioneers are the forebears of today's residents.

a group of Kijik camp participants

Connected to the Land: Dena'ina Culture

Lake Clark is the ancestral homelands for the Dena'ina Athabascan people. Learn more about people that call this area home.

Vintage photo of a man filming with an old movie camera on a tripod near a blue lake and mountains.

Proenneke: the Man, the Myth, the Legend

The source of Sam Keith's book "One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey," Dick Proenneke embodies humanity's fascination with wilderness.

a man stands next to a wood cabin

Joe Thompson

Thompson's craftmanship and skilled work played a significant role in the development of Lake Clark area.

Historic image of woman playing accordion and man playing guitar.

Katie Trefon Wilson

Discover Katie Trefon Wilson's perspective of growing up in the early 1900s at Tanalian Point, in rural Alaska.

Last updated: November 16, 2018

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