I never know what to say when people ask me about growing up in Kotzebue, Alaska. It’s one of those experiences that is hard to explain, but it helped shape who I am today.
There seems to be a lot of confusion about what to call the Alaskan Eskimo people. Here are the terms that are often confused and an explanation of the differences.
Reindeer were first brought to Alaska by Sheldon Jackson in 1892 over concerns about the Native population facing food shortages from whaling overharvest and the disappearance of regular caribou migration.