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Contents How Alaska Got Its Name Chapter 1: Land Alaska just goes on and on and on and around every corner is something even more interesting than the last one. Chapter 2: First People From the very first tribes to cross into this last frontier to the arrival of the Europeans, this land should have had room for everyone. Chapter 3: Explorers and Settlements Explorers discover this faraway land and Russia decides to make it their own. Chapter 4: Growth and Change Russia is sold to the U.S. and soon the magical word "Gold!" is heard and thousands come to search for fortune. Chapter 5: More Modern Times World wars take their toll on this land, a pipeline is built under the ground and the state is shaken by a huge earthquake. Chapter 6: People From cheechackos to sourdoughs, this land is full of an amazing mixture of cultures. Chapter 7: Government In this state, a couple of teenagers made some mighty differences in their own government. Chapter 8: Economy From pelts to gold, oil to tourism, Alaska's economy keeps finding a way to keep on going. Chapter 9: Travel Guide Watch a glacier as blue ice tumbles off of it and then spend time learning how to make a Native American art. Project Room Projects Timeline Glossary Fast Facts Biographical Dictionary Resources Index Author's Tips and Source Notes
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Alaska -- Juvenile literature.