Alaska is the largest State in the united States. Texas can fit inside of it twice. Alaska, a wild and remote land in known as the “last frontier.”
John Muir wrote: “To the love of pure wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.” (1879)
The Alaskan people have learned to live off of the land.
The long summer days welcome wildlife of all types: fish, birds, mammals, berries and nuts. Each species has a season and the Native Alaskans know the best time to fish, hunt and harvest. The Alaskan native people, (Eskimos) are hunters-gathers also known as a Subsistence living. They travel from place to place to follow the migration patterns of the animals.
Two feet under the ground there is a layer of permafrost to remind us of the long winters, but makes a strong foundation for the buildings. The skies are lit up at night with beautiful “Northern Lights” known as Aurora Borealis. The energy from the sun is drawn to the polar regions of the earth’s magnetic field. When the energy hits the gas particles in the atmosphere they light up with beautiful colors.