Southeast Alaska is a narrow bit of land about 600 miles long, with hundreds of islands (the Alexander Archipelago), between the Pacific Ocean and Canada's British Columbia territory. The region is known for dramatically steep mountain sides, rocky coasts, and lush temperate rainforest. The Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian nations are acclaimed for thier copper art and woodwork expertise. They fought hard for their territory and autonomy when Russian settlers moved in. The region was historically popular for mining, timber harvesting, fisheries, and tourism, and remains so to this day.
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Last updated: November 28, 2017