History Stories
DNA from Ice Age Baby Uproots Native American Family Tree
January 4, 2018

The Ancient Beringians split off from other Native American ancestors 20,000 years ago. Read More

Battle for the Aleutians: WWII’s Forgotten Alaskan Campaign
June 2, 2017

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Why the Purchase of Alaska Was Far From “Folly”
March 30, 2017

Though mocked by some at the time, the 1867 purchase of Alaska came to be regarded as a masterful deal. Read More

Alaska’s Forgotten Japanese Internment Camp Rediscovered
February 29, 2016

Archaeologists have pinpointed the location of a little-known Japanese internment camp built in Alaska at the onset of World War II. Read More

Shipwrecks from Great Whaling Disaster of 1871 Found Off Alaskan Coast
January 8, 2016

Marine archaeologists recently discovered what they believe are the wrecks of two 19th-century ships that formed part of a fleet sunk off Alaska’s northwestern coast nearly 150 years ago. Read More

The Great Alaska Earthquake, 50 Years Ago
March 27, 2014

Look back at the 9.2-magnitude earthquake, the largest ever recorded in North America, which shook Alaska 50 years ago. Read More

The Sled Dog Relay That Inspired the Iditarod
March 10, 2014

Look back at the 1925 life-or-death mission that inspired the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Read More