Photo of Native Alaskan art.

Photo by christan bouffard.

Today, Alaska is home to over 700,000 people and is so diverse that over 90 languages are spoken by students of the Anchorage School District alone. But prior to the arrival of the Russians in the mid 1700s, the population consisted primarily of five major Native groups. Their contributions to the history and culture of the state are still important today. Here a few of the ways Alaska profits from her earliest people.

This webquest is designed to give you the opportunity to explore many facets of Native culture in such a way that you can share what you learn with others.