Alaska Native Culture

a group of people carry a large wooden totem pole through the forest
Tribal members, partners, and NPS staff carefully carry the Eagle Pole to the Tribal House site.  NPS Photo
Alaska Native people have lived with the land long before it became a state or any national parks were established. Spanning from the temperate rainforests of Southeast, to the tundra of the Interior, the coastal regions of Southcentral and even the remote regions of the Aleutian Islands–Alaska Native people have distinct languages and traditions. Subsistence lifestyles and native customs still thrive in many parks and communities. Traditional ecological knowledge and native place names give us a deeper understanding of the science, history, and beauty of our national parks. Discover Alaska Native culture, past and present, in the articles below.
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    Last updated: November 7, 2018