I learned from living and working the Southwest Region in Alaska last year that Cossack, or in Yupik Qusaq*, was the term for the "white people" in those areas.
Both land and people
Interesting fact I have learned about from staying at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage a few times.
Rightfully belonged to neither. October 18 is now celebrated as "Alaska Day."
land claims rights
An army private was upset that there was no school for the Tlingit people near Sitka. He sent his commander a letter. The commanding officer sent the letter to Sheldon Jackson, who supervised the Home Missions of the Territories in Denver, Colorado. Sheldon Jackson sent Amanda McFarland, a Presbyterian missionary, arrived at Wrangell in 1877 to open a mission and school. The next year it became a girls school, and records show that it was open until 1889.
Commander Henry Glass, the Senior Navy Officer required the native children to attend school. When he found attendance declining, he completed a census, numbered houses, gave each child a tag, and started contacting parents/families of students who were absent. If they chose not to come to school for no acceptable reason, the family was fined or faced other consequences. Attendance improved.
provided for establishment of schools for white children outside of the incorporated towns
passed by the U. S. Congress on June 8, 1906. (34 STAT.L.225) It provides penalties for the removal, defacement, etc. of antiquities on ground controlled by the Federal Government such as the National Parks, Monuments and Forests of Alaska. Fines of $500 and/or 6 months imprisonment are provided. (AFTC)
Other vocational boarding schools opened. One at White Mountain, on the Seward Peninsula, in 1926, operated about 10 years and again for a few years after WWII, eventually closing.
founded the first modern Alaska Native organization
Mt. Katmai on Alaskan Penninsula erupts, creating Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
born of an Aleut mother at Chignik in 1914. Upon the death of his mother in 1918, the orphaned boy and his younger brother were sent to the Jesse Lee Home at Unalaska which later moved to Seward
A policy and programming of industrial training for boarding pupils was initiated
Both a People and Land event
The constitution of the State of Alaska was agreed upon by the Delegates of the People of Alaska in Convention at the University of Alaska, College, Alaska, on February 5, 1956. It was approved by the voters in April, 1956
provision to not take lands of Native peoples; Also a people's event
becomes law with the important provision that Alaska Native would be able to continue traditional use of marine mammals
becomes law creating over 80 millions acres of additional parks, preserves and monuments in Alaska. It also contains language supporting continued traditional and customary use on designated Federal lands