EDUC 59500 Alaska Timeline

Events

Russians Land in Alaska

1741

Russian Fur Trading

1743 - 1799

Spain Explores Pacific

1774 - 1793

Russians built trading post in Sitka

1799

Tlingits destroy Russian trading post

1802

Russians occupy Sitka

1804

Anglo-Russian Treaty Establishing AK's Borders

1825

First Mission School for Eskims at Nushagak

1835

Yakov Netsvetov designs Yupic writing system and translates books

1842

Petropavlovsk Seminary relocated in Sitka-renamed the New Archangel Seminary

1845

America purchases Alaska

1867

Gold Discovered Near Sitka

1872

Amanda McFarland opened girls school in Wrangell

1878 - 1889

Gold in Juneau

1880

Population increase

Sarah Dickinson starts school for Chilkat Tlingits

1880 - 1887

Organic Act Started by Sheldon Jackson

1884

Brought civil government and provided public education. Gave natives education

Frances Willard as assistant teacher at the Sitka Industrial Training School

1890

first Alaskan with sufficient training and education to be considered competent to take charge of a school

Klondike Gold Rush

1896 - 1900

Oil Discovered in Cook Inlet

1896

U.S. government closes the Orthodox school on St. Paul Island by force

1921

Indian reservations protect indian land

1936

Mount Edgecumbe opens

1947

Alaska becomes a state

1959

Wilderness Act

1964

Native Land Claims

1971

Trans-Alaska Pipeline

1977

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

1989

IDEA signed into law by President Bush

1990