Tanana Chiefs celebrates its first 100 years


It was just seven blocks away from the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall that 100 years ago the Tanana Chiefs held their historic meeting with Judge James Wickersham, Alaska’s Congressional delegate, and set the stage for the formation of the Tanana Chiefs Conference.

The chiefs united on issues like land rights, health care and cultural protection as non-Natives moved into the region...

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Buxton, Matt. "Tanana Chiefs celebrates its first 100 years." Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. July 6, 2015. Article. (http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/tanana-chiefs-celebrates-its-fi..., accessed September 16, 2015)

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