Alaskan History Timeline

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  • Tsar Peter the Great commissioned a naval expedition to explore Pacific Waters north east of Kamchatka.

    Tsar Peter the Great commissioned a naval expedition to explore Pacific Waters north east of Kamchatka.
  • 2 ships set sail from the Siberian coast on an expedition commissioned by the Russian government to discover Alaska

    2 ships set sail from the Siberian coast on an expedition commissioned by the Russian government to discover Alaska
  • Aleut Time of Contact with Europeans

    Aleut Time of Contact with Europeans
    1750-1780
  • Pacific Eskimo Time of Contact with Europeans

    Pacific Eskimo Time of Contact with Europeans
    1760-1790
  • Other nations began to penetrate the North Pacific.

    Other nations began to penetrate the North Pacific.
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    Spain sent 13 voyages to Alaska

  • Bering Sea Eskimo Time of Contact with Europeans

    Bering Sea Eskimo Time of Contact with Europeans
    1780-1840
  • Southeast Coastal Indians Time of Contact with Europeans

    Southeast Coastal Indians Time of Contact with Europeans
    1780-1800
  • Baranov was hired to manage Russian America's dominant fur trading company

    Baranov was hired to manage Russian America's dominant fur trading company
  • Interior Indians Time of Contact with Europeans

    Interior Indians Time of Contact with Europeans
    1800-1870
  • Veniaminov moved to Unalaska

    Veniaminov moved to Unalaska
  • American and French ships sailed North from Hawaii to the Gulf of Alaska in search of blubber-laden right whales.

    American and French ships sailed North from Hawaii to the Gulf of Alaska in search of blubber-laden right whales.
  • By 1840 Veniaminov had translated and published several books in Aleut.

    By 1840 Veniaminov had translated and published several books in Aleut.
    Found in the book "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" page 78.
  • Father loann Veniaminov (St. Innocent) was appointed Bishop of Sitka, Alaska in 1841

    Father loann Veniaminov (St. Innocent) was appointed Bishop of Sitka, Alaska in 1841
    Found in the book "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" page 76.
  • Veniaminov opened the New Archangel Seminary in Sitka on November 1845. Native languages were taught.

    Veniaminov opened the New Archangel Seminary in Sitka on November 1845. Native languages were taught.
    Found in the book "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" on page 79.
  • Northern Eskimo Time of Contact with Europeans

    Northern Eskimo Time of Contact with Europeans
    1850-1870
  • Peter Doroshin discovered small deposits of gold on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

    Peter Doroshin discovered small deposits of gold on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
  • The Grand Duke Constantine urged the sale of Alaska to the U.S.

    The Grand Duke Constantine urged the sale of Alaska to the U.S.
  • The United States purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867.

    The United States purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867.
    Found in the book "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" page 79.
  • The U.S. purchased Alaska

  • The New York Tribune declared that the administration of the U.S. government was trying to divert attention from its domestic difficulties by plunging the country into foreign complications

  • Americans stopped treating Aleuts like serfs to hunt fur seals

  • The Boston Herald declared that Alaska is abundant in furs, forest, and minerals

    The Boston Herald declared that Alaska is abundant in furs, forest, and minerals
  • The state's first steamboat was built named "The Yukon"

    The state's first steamboat was built named "The Yukon"
  • To halt the seals decline, the federal government invited bids on an exclusive lease for the Pribilof breeding grounds.

    To halt the seals decline, the federal government invited bids on an exclusive lease for the Pribilof breeding grounds.
  • Sheldon Jackson founded a mission at Wrangell in 1877.

    Sheldon Jackson founded a mission at Wrangell in 1877.
    Found in the book "Alaska's History" page 54.
  • John Muir went to Alaska

    John Muir went to Alaska
  • Segregation of public facilities for different races was institutionalized in the United States in the 1880s, confirmed by the Supreme Court in 1896.

    Segregation of public facilities for different races was institutionalized in the United States in the 1880s, confirmed by the Supreme Court in 1896.
    Found in "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" page 87.
  • In 1880 Sarah Dickenson, an Alaskan Native woman, was commissioned by the board of education to open a school for the Chilkat Tlingits.

    In 1880 Sarah Dickenson, an Alaskan Native woman, was commissioned by the board of education to open a school for the Chilkat Tlingits.
    Found in "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" page 161.
  • In 1882 Tillie Kinnon, an Alaskan native teacher, and her husband opened a school in Klukwan.

    In 1882 Tillie Kinnon, an Alaskan native teacher, and her husband opened a school in Klukwan.
    Found in the book "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" page 165.
  • "The First Organic Act" brought civil government to AK in 1884.

    "The First Organic Act" brought civil government to AK in 1884.
    Found in the book "Alaska's History" page 55.
  • Sheldon Jackson was named Federal Education Agent for Alaska in 1885.

    Sheldon Jackson was named Federal Education Agent for Alaska in 1885.
    Found in the book "Alaska's History" page 55.
  • Sarah Dickinson, an Alaskan Native teacher, was teaching in Haines in 1886

    Sarah Dickinson, an Alaskan Native teacher, was teaching in Haines in 1886
    Found in the book "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" page 163.
  • Frances Willard, an Alaska Native teacher, begins assistant teaching at the Sitka Industrial Training School in 1890.

    Frances Willard, an Alaska Native teacher, begins assistant teaching at the Sitka Industrial Training School in 1890.
    Found in the book "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" page 168.
  • 5,000 visitors sailed the Inside Passage

    5,000 visitors sailed the Inside Passage
  • Klondike Gold Strike

    Klondike Gold Strike
  • The first stampeders arrived in Skagway on the "Queen" steamship

    The first stampeders arrived in Skagway on the "Queen" steamship
  • An avalanche buried 63 people climbing the Chilkoot Pass

    An avalanche buried 63 people climbing the Chilkoot Pass
  • Three Scandinavian prospectors struck gold in Nome

    Three Scandinavian prospectors struck gold in Nome
  • Alaska introduced a liquor licensing system in 1899.

    Alaska introduced a liquor licensing system in 1899.
    Found in the book "Alaska's History" page 55.
  • Alaska became a U.S. territory in 1912.

    Alaska became a U.S. territory in 1912.
    Found in the book "Alaska's History" page 55.
  • Alaska’s first territorial legislature gave women the right to vote

    Alaska’s first territorial legislature gave women the right to vote
  • In 1921 the U.S. Government Closed the Orthodox Church School on St. Paul Island by force.

    In 1921 the U.S. Government Closed the Orthodox Church School on St. Paul Island by force.
    Found in "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" page 86.
  • Many schools in Alaska were integrated by the 1940's.

    Many schools in Alaska were integrated by the 1940's.
    Found in "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" page 87.
  • Bartlett and Gruening were the powerful advocates of the Alaska statehood fight

    Bartlett and Gruening were the powerful advocates of the Alaska statehood fight
  • Bulldozers were only able to cover six miles a day when building the Alaska Highway

    Bulldozers were only able to cover six miles a day when building the Alaska Highway
  • The Japanese attacked Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

    The Japanese attacked Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
  • Alaska Becomes A State in 1959

    Alaska Becomes A State in 1959
    Found in the book "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" page 76.
  • Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971

    Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971
    Found in the book "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" page 76.
  • In the 1980's, the State of Alaska agreed to provide high schools in all Native villages with a student population of 15 or more.

    In the 1980's, the State of Alaska agreed to provide high schools in all Native villages with a student population of 15 or more.
    Found in "An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past" page 87.
  • Oct 4, Some 520 people were forced to abandon the cruise ship “Prisendam" in the Gulf of Alaska after the Dutch luxury liner caught fire—no deaths or serious injury resulted. The ship capsized and sank a week later

  • A lahar from the Mt. Redoubt volcano in Alaska flooded part of the oil terminal in Cook Inlet

    A lahar from the Mt. Redoubt volcano in Alaska flooded part of the oil terminal in Cook Inlet
  • The 2000 US census began in Unalakleet, Alaska

    The 2000 US census began in Unalakleet, Alaska
  • Fox News announced that Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate, would become a regular commentator on its cable channel

  • Brian Young of Kodiak, Alaska, suddenly stopped breathing after he completed the 20-hour climb up to the summit of Mt. McKinley and then back to camp. Young was the fifth climber this season to die at Mt. McKinley, which is North America’s tallest peak.

    Brian Young of Kodiak, Alaska, suddenly stopped breathing after he completed the 20-hour climb up to the summit of Mt. McKinley and then back to camp. Young was the fifth climber this season to die at Mt. McKinley, which is North America’s tallest peak.