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Contacts for Tribes of Alaska

 

 

Sources for Alaska's Native Population for Genealogical and Historical Research

 

Inupiat History and Language Center, 5421 North Star St, Barrow, AK 99723 

They have a Heritage Collections Database online as well

 

Carrie M McLain Memorial Museum, 100 W 7th Avenue, Nome AK 99762. Includes over 15,000 cultural

and historic objects, 12,000 photographic prints and negatives and many historic records.

 

Arctic Studies Center, through the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

Including an Archives, newsletter and more.

 

Estimated Distribution of Alaska Native Population

 

Circa

1740-80

Circa

1839-44

1880

1890

1910

1920

1929

1939

1950

1960

1970

Northwest Coast Indian

11,800

8,300

8,510

5,463

5,685

5,261

5,895

6,179

7,300

7,900

8,300

Tlingit

10,000

6,565

7,712

4,115

4,426

3,895

4,462

4,643

5,500

6,000

6,300

Haida

1,800

1,735

798

395

530

524

588

655

750

800

800

Tsimshian      

953

729

842

845

881

1,050

1,100

1,200

Northern Athapascan Indiana

6,900

4,000

4,057

3,520

3,916

4,657

4,935

4,671

5,100

6,500

8,300

Interior (Ingalik, Koyukan, Tanana, Kutchin)

4,800

2,100

3,193

2,531

2,922

3,657

3,935

3,671

3,900

5,000

6,400

Pacific (Eyak, Athena, Tanaina)

2,100

1,900

864

989

994

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,200

1,500

1,900

Western Eskimo

26,600

24,500

17,617

13,871

15,279

14,990

17,171

19,169

19,320

24,800

31,400

Inupik (Arctic)

6,350

6,000

3,492

2,336

3,305

3,487

4,227

5,489

5,600

6,200

8,060

Yupik

                     
Siberian (St. Lawrence)

600

600

500

267

292

300

389

505

540

636

785

Cux (Nunivak)

400

400

408

373

301

184

181

215

203

232

258

Yuk (Bering Sea)

10,550

10,000

9,702

8,734

8,502

8,313

10,184

10,414

10,617

15,232

18,397

Suk (Pacific)b

8,700

7,500

2,242

2,161

2,897

2,706

2,190

2,546

2,360

2,500

3,900

Aleutc

12,000

2,200

2,628

1,679

1,451

1,650

1,857

2,006

2,180

2,800

3,100

Unclassified    

184

821

   

125

433

     
TOTAL ALASKA NATIVE

57,300

39,000

32,996

25,354

25,331

26,558

29,983

32,458

33,900

42,000

51,100

a Division by Interior and Pacific Athapaskin estimated for 1920, 1929, and 1939.            
b Identified as "Aleut" in recent census and other reports. Belong to Koniag (Kodiak Island) and Chugach (Prince William Sound). Classified by Oswalt as Pacific (Suk) dialect of Yupik.    
c 1920-1950 classified by location. 1960-1970 includes estimates of urban and relocated Aleuts.    
Source: G.W. Rogers, 1971. Alaska Native Population Trends and Vital Statistics, 1950-1985.    

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