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  • NORTH PACIFIC COAST ALASKA: A POLITICAL ISLAND (Chapter 16, pages 338-340)
  • Alaska (page 339)
  • Introduction
    • Isolation
      • No railroad connection with rest of U.S.
      • One paved road
      • Panhandle’s shoreline rarely more than a few hundred meters wide
      • Dependence on air and sea connections
      • Sense of detachment from “lower 48”
      • Enormous cost from scarcities and transport costs
    • Economy
      • Federal government, especially Department of Defense , dominant employer in the state
      • Extraction of primary resources less important, despite North Slope oil
      • Japan (as close as conterminous U.S.) important market
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  • Continuous Controversies
      • Developing natural resources
      • Safeguarding the last frontier
      • Protecting and preserving the traditional way of life of the state's native population
      • State's right to pursue economic development through exploitation of its natural resources
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  • Key Players
    • Federal government
    • State government
    • Environmentalists
    • Native Alaskans
    • Developers
    • Homesteaders
  • Chronology
    • 1867 : U.S. purchase of Alaska from Russia
    • 1884 : Alaska Organic Act : Indians and Eskimos in the territory to retain lands actually in their use or occupation
    • 1958 : Alaska Statehood Act: Granted the state the right to select 42 million hectares (104 million acres) by 1983 for state use, ignoring Indian and Eskimo claims
    • 1959 : Alaska statehood
  • Chronology (continued)
    • 1968 : Petroleum discovered at Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope
    • 1971 : Alaskan Native Land Claims Settlement Act: Eskimos, Aleuts, and Indians to receive $1 billion and 18 million hectares (44 million acres)
    • 1980 : Conservation Act (a major compromise between interest groups) providing 42 million hectares (104 million acres) for parks and refuges, including 23 million hectares (57 million acres) as wilderness