Our Heritage

Many of Akima's Iñupiaq shareholders still reside in their ancestral villages, relying on the land for subsistence just as their people have done for 10,000 years.

1000 BC-01-01 00:00:00

1000 BCE to 1500 CE Thule period

The people who lived in this period were an Arctic whaling culture, and are the ancestors of today’s Iñupiat.

12000 BC-01-01 00:00:00

12,000 to 10,000 BCE Paleoindian period

The first people to inhabit North America cross from North Asia (Siberia) via a land bridge over the Bering Strait.

1500-01-01 00:00:00

1500 CE to late 1700s CE Early modern period

This period begins around the time of the earliest European colonization of the Americas and ends after the Revolutionary War.

1741-01-01 06:18:31

Fur Trading

Russian fur traders arrive in Alaska, establishing settlements and exporting sea otter pelts

1847-01-01 00:00:00

Trading Post

Fort Yukon trading post is founded by Canada’s Hudson Bay Company.

1867-01-01 00:00:00

Treaty of Cession

1867 Russian occupation ends when the Treaty of Cession transfers Alaska from Russia to the United States at a price of $7.2 million.

1887-01-01 00:00:00

Native Languages Ban

1887 The Indian Affairs Commissioner bans schools from using Native languages for instruction.

1924-01-01 00:00:00

The Indian Citizenship Act

The Indian Citizenship Act gives Native Americans full U.S. citizenship while still retaining tribal citizenship. However, some states still deny Native Americans the right to vote until as late as 1962.

1934-01-01 00:00:00

The Indian Reorganization Act

The Indian Reorganization Act extends Federal recognition to Alaska Native villages, but contributes to future tribal land ownership issues.

1959-01-01 00:00:00

49th State

Alaska becomes the 49th state.

Our Heritage

Copy this timeline Login to copy this timeline 3d Game mode