Economy and Innovation

By the mid-20th century, women were seen in a variety of occupations some traditional while others made the most of opportunities at hand, as well as entrepreneurial endeavors – from running a successful reindeer enterprise on the Seward Peninsula, to operating hotels and shops in mining related boom towns, to roadhouses and early tourism camps and lodges. Perhaps this legacy is seen in today’s Alaska being among the top in the nation of women-owned businesses.

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About reindeer herding in Alaska, From Hunters to Herders: the Transformation of Earth, Society, and Heaven among the Inupiat of Beringia, at:

And about the Ublasaun Reindeer Herder Camp at:

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