Aboriginal people were present in Alaska from at least 15,000 years ago.
Alaska was acquired by the United States in 1867, setting off a chain of events leading to the Alaska we know today. Homesteading in Alaska, predominantly by Euro-Americans, led to many landscape and cultural changes. The history of social and commercial development is reflected in the historic structures and archaeological sites of the historic American Period in Alaska (1867-1960s).

The symposium has been planned to provide the greatest opportunity for a wide variety of papers on a wide variety of topics touching on the historic anthropology, ethnography, and archaeology of Alaska from 1867 to the 1960s. All papers should somehow connect to homesteading. If your topic site was not a homestead but instead involved land acquired under some other legal authority (e.g., administrative site) that allowed land to be privatized in Alaska, then an explanation about the acquisition and how it differed from a homestead should be included.

Submissions should be planned for a 20-minute presentation. Proposed paper titles and abstracts can be submitted via email to Pat McClenahan (plmcclenahan@gci.net) or sent in hardcopy to:

Pat McClenahan
Pacific Northwest Resources Consultants
P.O. Box 771203
Eagle River, AK 99577

Abstract Deadline: Tuesday, 26 January 2010

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Pat McClenahan
Email: plmcclenahan@gci.net
Phone: 907-696-4549