Fort Yukon was built originally to protect the Gwich'in Athabascans from the Russians after the sale of Alaska to the United States of America from Russia, The Real People of Alaska (Native) had no vote in this sale and fought hard to gain some form of restitution for the taking of their land. Fort Yukon was built during the Gold Rush yet the village existed further up by the Sucker and Porcupine Rivers and prior to contact with Non-Natives the village had existed for 1,000 plus years.
Fort Yukon has six hundred residents with a 130 being students in the local public school. Fort Yukon has great wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing and gold mining plus the local Gwich'in People are excellent Artisans and produce quality fur products, carvings, bead work and Birch Bark Baskets.

Circle | Fort Yukon | Beaver | Stevens | Rampart | Tanana | Ruby | Galena | Koyukuk
Nulato | Kaltag | Grayling | Anvik | Holy Cross

 

Alaskan Express Freight Sled Expedition, Inc.

Presents The

Alaska Yukon River Expedition

P.O. Box 74512

Fairbanks, Alaska 99707

907 953 2233 - Contact

email: ayre@gci.net