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Miners hear review of ANCSA history

The Russian occupation of Alaska led to the purchase of Alaska and in 1971, the settlement of land in Alaska Native land claims

The following summary overview of the history of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was presented at the Alaska Miners Association Convention held in Anchorage earlier this month as part of the celebration of the association's 75th anniversary.

The history of ANCSA is rooted in the occupancy of Alaska by Russia in the early 18th century. The Russian authority in Alaska was first decreed in 17...


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