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|Main Title||Take my land, take my life : the story of Congress's historic settlement of Alaska native land claims, 1960-1971 /|
|Publisher||University of Alaska Press,|
|ISBN||1889963232; 9781889963235; 1889963240; 9781889963242|
|Subjects||Alaska Natives--Claims ; Alaska Natives--Land tenure ; Inuits--âEtats-Unis--Alaska ; Indiens--Terres--âEtats-Unis--Alaska (âEtats-Unis) ; Irrâedentisme--âEtats-Unis--Alaska (âEtats-Unis) ; Grundeigentum ; Anspruch ; Eskimo ; Aleuten ; Indianer|
|Additional Subjects||United States--Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act--Legislative history ; USA / Regierung|
|Collation||x, 679 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 27 cm|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 619-632) and index.
Concludes the story of the 134-year history of the U.S. government's relations with Alaska's Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut peoples that the authors first book began. The culmination of that story occurred in 1971 when Congress enacted the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the most generous settlement of aboriginal land claims in the nation's history. The insightful and exhaustively researched work also tells the never before told story of the political history of the Last Frontier during the first decade of Alaska statehood. It is an adventure story that reaffirms the age-old truths that history is made by the men and women who live it, that the law of unintended consequences produces outcomes that do not necessarily match intentions, and that, if they care enough, individuals can make a difference.