US purchased AK from Russia. At this time there were 50 Russian supported schools. Many (not all) closed after land was purchased.
EDU- Sheldon Jackson comes to Alaska
1877 - 1894
Federal education agent.- Helped with The Organic act
EDU-Alaska's Organic Act
Established civil government in the territory. Provision for education of children was made. The act was temporary by its terms.
Female native teachers
EDU- The Nelson Act-Legistlation creating racially segregated schools in AK
An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of roads, the establishment and maintenance of schools, and the care and support of insane persons in the district of Alaska and for other purposes.
PEOPLE- U.S Indian Citizenship Act
Granted full citizenship to natives. Indians could home for equal opportunities with white citizens.
Document and bring to the nation's attention the status of Indian conditions. Highly critical for American Indian Education. Called for major reformation of American Indian education.
EDU- The Johnson-O'Malley Act
Federal approach to American Indian/Alaskan native education
PEOPLE- Indian Reorganization Act (IRA)
Authorized the creation of reservations on land occupied by Alaskan natives. Special permission was granted to establish "villages".
EDU- Hootch v. Alaska State Operated School System Lawsuit
1971 - 1972
Lawsuit challenging the separate and unequal system of education in Alaska