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On this Day in American history, September 13, 1976 — In Lawsuit Settlement, Alaska Agrees to Build Local High Schools for Native Students

In the late 1890s, the Gold Rush drastically increased the Alaska territory’s non-Native population. As white residents settled in Alaska, they began to demand a separate system of schools to educate their children apart from Native children. In 1905, the … Continue reading

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