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.
Alaskan Express Freight Sled Expedition, Inc.
Alaska Yukon River Expedition
P.O. Box 74512
Fairbanks, Alaska 99707
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