The Real Peoples of Alaska have stories past down telling of
migrations when distant ancestors on a continent to the west fled
before the onslaughts of more warlike tribes to the safety of
"Al-ay-ek-sa," the Great Land. There they discovered the "Kwikpak,"
or "mighty river," the ancient name of the Yukon River. To the Real
People the Kwikpak was not just the mighty river, it was the river
of all rivers; the essential thread holding the world together;
heaven was at its headwaters, all humanity along its course, and
where the river ended so did the earth. Additional knowledge is
being discovered about the Real People of Alaska their life ways and
technology of these early peoples. We do know that the ancestral
Peoples followed the spawning salmon into the Interior, lived with
the seasonal migration patterns of the caribou herds, and learned
the habits of the moose, bear, furbearing animals, and waterfowl.
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