Alaska - Study Guide Chapter 12, pgs. 738-803 Summary & Analysis

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The United States government began to pay attention to the rights of native Alaskans in 1969. Melody Murphy, the granddaughter of Missy, testified at the hearing. In 1971, legislation, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) was enacted. It set up twelve regional corporations with the shares owned by natives. A thirteenth corporation was for Alaskans living outside the state. There were provisions regarding sales and taxes.

Jeb Keeler was a Yale law school graduate who went on a hunting trip to Baflin Island. The group he was with wanted him to stay in Alaska and work with the native corporations. They told him about the Prudhoe Bay oil. Jeb went to Juneau and registered his credentials.

Jeb and Poley Markham went walrus hunting. Jeb wanted to keep the head but found it was again the law. As Jeb spent more time hunting with the...

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