Bering and his men traveled the rivers around Alaska and explored the wilderness and coasts
It was the first of three voyages across the Pacific Ocean, which Cook commanded.
the first permanent Russian Settlement was established in 1784 at Three Saints Bay on Kodiak Island.
First governor of Russian Alaska, chief manager for an important Russian-American company.
Russia sold the Alaskan territory because they were scared of the British declaring war.
40,000 people rushed to Alaska but only about 4,000 struck gold.
It was an act that created a legislative assembly in Alaska, to decide and discuss actions made by the state, and other branches in Alaska.
During this period the Aleuts were forcibly pushed from their lands and put in some terrible locations. The Aleuts experienced a high mortality rate from sickness in these poorly scouted relocation camps.
This act provided equal privileges, homes and opportunities to all citizens in the Alaskan territory. And provided penalties to any and all violators of this act.
Alaskans wanted to create a constitution of their own apart from the Federal one so in the 1950s the government sat down, wrote it out, got it approved by congress and in 1956 they a respectable constitution.
Ted Stevens helped draft the Statehood act and it was granted after a sympathetic senator from Nebraska got the rest of the house to sit down and think about the Bill.
A wildlife refuge in the northeastern part of Alaska it contains 19,286,722 acres and is the largest refuge in the U.S. today.
An earth quake that affected south-central Alaska creating ground fissures, collapsing structures, and tsunamis. The earthquake caused about 143 deaths
It was created to to give Alaskan citizens an extra opportunity to save money and receive a portion of the state's revenue from mineral resources to benefit all generations of Alaskans.
Signed by Richard Nixon, it was the largest land claim in U.S. history. the ANCSA was intended to solve the issues about native land claims in Alaska, as well as to motivate economic development throughout Alaska.
it is a law providing 15 National Park Service properties, and set aside other public lands for the United States Forest Service and United States Fish and Wildlife Service. this act put aside 100 million acres.