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Cultural Resources Further Reading
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To obtain additional information regarding cultural resources on U.S. Army Alaska contact Lisa Graham.



For those interested in learning more about Alaska history and cultural resources on Army managed lands - the following titles are recommended for further reading.


Alaska History

Naske, Claus-M. and Herman Slotnick. Alaska: A History of the 49th State, 2nd ed. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981.

Haycox, Stephen, ed. An Alaska Anthology: Interpreting the Past. Seattle: University of Washing Press, 1996.


Alaska Military History

Chandonnet, Fern, ed. Alaska at War, 1941-1945: The Forgotten War Remembered. Anchorage: Alaska at War Committee, 1995.

Cloe, John and Michael Monaghan. Top Cover for America: The Air Force in Alaska 1920-1983. Missoula: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1984.

Nielson, Jonathan. Armed Forces on a Northern Frontier: The Military in Alaska’s History, 1867-1987. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.

Woodman, Lyman. Duty Station Northwest: The U.S. Army in Alaska and Western Canada, 1867-1987. Anchorage: Alaska Historical Society, 1996.


Anchorage History

Carberry, Michael and D. Lane. Patterns of the Past: An Inventory of Anchorage’s Historic Resources. Municipality of Anchorage: Community Planning Department, 1986.

Tower, Elizabeth. Anchorage: From Its Humble Origins as a Railroad Construction Camp. Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1999.



Chandonnet, Ann. The Once & Future Village of Ikluat/Eklutna: The History of a Tanaina Athapaskan Settlement. Adam Press. Chicago, Illinois, 1979.

Chandonnet, Ann. On The Trail of Eklutna. User Friendly Press. Anchorage, AK, 1987.

Kari, James and James Fall. Shem Pete’s Alaska: The Territory of the Upper Cook Inlet Den’ian. Alaska Native Language Center University of Alaska and The CIRI Foundation. Anchorage, AK and Fairbanks, AK, 1987.



Helm, June (ed.) Handbook of North American Indians: Vol 6 – Subarctic. Washington: Smithsonian Institute, 1981.

Damas, David (ed). Handbook of North American Indians: Vol 5 – Arctic Washington: Smithsonian Institute, 1984.

Kotani, Yoshinobu and Workman, William. Continuity and Change in the Prehistoric Record from Southern Alaska. Osaka, Japan: National Museum of Ethonology Senri, 1980.

Workman, Karen Wood. The Tanaina, A Forgotten People: Archival Research for Illumination of an Historic Site Excavation: Seal Beach (Sel 079), Kachemak Bay. 1982.

Workman, William. Beyond the Southern Frontier: The Norton Culture and the Western Kenai Peninsula. Arctic Anthropology Vol. 19 No. 2, 1982.

Workman, William. Summary of the Human History of the Kachemak Bay Area with Reference to Proposed Work in Caribou Hills. Anchorage, Alaska: University of Alaska, 1986.

Workman, William. 1992. Life and Death in a First Millennium AD Gulf of Alaska Culture: The Kachemak Tradition Ceremonial Complex. Anchorage, Alaska: University of Alaska. (Reprinted from: Goldsmith, S., Garvie, S, Selin, D. and J. Smith. 1992. Ancient Images, Ancient Thought: The Archaeology of Ideology. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Chacmool Conference. Calgary: Archaeological Association.


Interior/Fairbanks History

Cole, Dermot. Fairbanks: A Gold Rush Town that Beat the Odds. Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1999.

Cole, Terrence. Crooked Past: The History of a Frontier Mining Camp: Fairbanks, Alaska, 2nd ed. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1984.

Naske, Claus-M. and L. J. Rowinski. Fairbanks: A Pictorial History. Norfolk: Donning Co., 1981.



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