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What does the name "Alaska" mean? Alaska is the Russian version of the Aleutian word Alakshak, which means great lands or peninsula. The Aleuts are people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and western Alaska, closely related physically and culturally to Eskimos. Many state names trace their origin to native American Indian languages. See name origins for all 50 states.

What does the name "Alaska" mean? Alaska is the Russian version of the Aleutian word Alakshak, which means great lands or peninsula.

A tribal elder rides his reindeer across the steppes of Mongolia. His tribe has been recorded as domesticating their reindeer for the last 4,000 years. by reiternick

Kenzo on a Reindeer - inspiration! A tribal elder rides his reindeer across the steppes of Mongolia. His tribe has been recorded as domesticating their reindeer for the last years. by reiternick

Leonhard Seppala and Togo - Sled Dog Racer ran the longest part of the diptheria serum run to Nome

Alaskan musher Leonhard Seppala and his lead dog, Togo. They participated in the Race of Mercy in which they delivered diphtheria serum to the residents of Nome in

Unangam Tunuu    This language of the people of the Aleutian Island chain off the southwestern coast of Alaska, is spoken by only 65 Unangan. One-third of the Unangan people live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Language Hunters is working with NW Unangax Culture, a Seattle area non-profit, to produce a series of community trainings that will empower everyday Unangan to revitalize their own language.

Unangam Tunuu is the language of the people of the Aleutian Island chain, off the coast of Alaska. Unangam Tunuu is spoken today by only 65 Unangan.

Secrets of Eskimo Skin Sewing by Edna Wilder. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1976. Oouch!

Secrets of Eskimo Skin Sewing by Edna Wilder Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, Later Printing. more Offered By Independent bookstores

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Alyeska resort, Girdwood, Alaska (yes that is water below . it's beautiful YEAR ROUND for skiers or travelers)

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