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Kasa-an Village, Indians and Canoes, Alaska
Four different stocks have furnished the native tribes of Alaska: the Eskimos who originally occupied most of the interior and coast; the Athabascans who occupied the upper Yukon valley and eastern mountains, and the southern coast from Yakutat bay to Cook's inlet; the Aleuts of the Alaskan peninsula and the islands beyond; the Thlinkleets from Yakutat bay to Puget Sound. All of these are much more docile than the American redskin, being of a less roving disposition, less ferocious and possessing much more throught of the future and more perseverance in steady labor. They have readily taken up the industries of the white man, which is fortunate for them, as the increase of population by the arrival of white miners, traders and adventurers causes a rapid killing off of the land and marine animals and river fish, impairing their old livelihoods. On the other hand, liquor and imported diseases are decimating the natives; the Aleuts have nearly disappeared.

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