Chugach Chocolates incorporate specialties rarely sold elsewhere: kelp, sourdough, birch-syrup toffee, and Prince William Sound sea salt.
Mammoth remains discovered in the Pribilof Islands may belong to what was the last mammoth alive in Alaska.
Laurence Irving was an accomplished scientist who studied how animals, including humans, responded physiologically to cold.
Alaska steambath culture predates Western contact. Steambaths were a place for healing. Many rural cabins still have saunas.
Chilkat blanket weaving is an important part of northwest coast culture. The stylized designs broadcast the wearer’s kin-group and social identity.
Rika Mouw is a Homer-based sculptor and studio jeweler whose work explores climate change, ocean acidification, and the connectivity of wild places.
A fiddlehead fern recipe for hot giardiniera, a Chicago-style relish good on hot dogs and franks. PIck fresh Alaskan fiddleheads for the key ingredient.
Athabascan fiddle music is a staple in interior Alaska. Each November, the Athabascan Fiddle Festival and Gwich’in Fiddle Dance draw fans to Fairbanks.
Though reaching the best spots for rockhounding Alaska may not be easy, the state’s geological riches rival its scenery in thrills and diversity.
Alaska Native clothing expressed the wearers skills, wealth and ethnic identity.