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History of Alaska Native Eduation

Teachers: Excerpts from Teaching with Documents: Using Primary Sources from the National Archives, National Archives and Records Administration and National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C., 1989

Photographs of images of Alaska Native education dating back to as early as 1908, by geographic location.

  • Historic Photographs of Villages, Schools, and Students from the 1920's to the 1970's. (Most Photos Courtesy of the National Archives--Pacific Alaska Region, Regional Archives, Anchorage, Alaska)
  • Historic Photographs (courtesy of Anchorage Museum of History and Art)
  • Historic Photographs (courtesy of Lomen Brothers' Photographic Collection, Glenbow Archives, Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)


Why bother with the correspondence of educators from so long ago? Click here to find out

Copies of correspondence and Annual School Reports dating back to 1908 can be found in the links for Kotzebue, Kivalina, and Kotzebue. Many more communities have similar reports in the microfilm collection for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1908-1935. These microfilm records can be viewed at the office of the National Archives, Pacific Alaska Region in Anchorage, Alaska.

Documents and Correspondence

Documents of United States Indian Policy - Four excerpts from Documents of United States Indian Policy, Second Edition, Expanded, edited by Francis Paul Prucha by permission of the University of Nebraska Press. Copyright © 1975, 1990 by the University of Nebraska Press.

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