Alaska Indians 1920 Map

The map shows the distribution of the different indigenous people of Alaska based on linguistic stock that was reported in 1920.

Much has changed since this map came out in 1920, linguistic relationships have proven to be much more complicated than was previously thought. Some purposed ideas about similarities have not stood up under scientific scrutiny and other thoughts about dissimilarity have had to be re-addressed also.

For current and accurate information on Alaska Native languages we encourage you to visit the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks website at  Additional resources on Alaska Native languages and cultures can be found on Alaskool, which features “Online materials about Alaska Native history, education, languages, and cultures.” You can visit their website and access language information here