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The Changing Tides of Bristol Bay: Salmon, Sovereignty, and Bristol Bay Natives

Abstract Located in Southwest Alaska on the Bering Sea, Bristol Bay covers the area of land and water that lies north of the Alaska Peninsula. The Bristol Bay region consists of more than 40 million acres and is home to approximately 7,400 people of mostly Alaska Native descent. Many Natives still maintain a subsistence lifestyle. The region’s Indigenous inhabitants include Aleuts, Eskimos, and Indians. Bristol Bay’s Indigenous cultures developed around the abundant salmon runs. The Bristol Bay watershed, with its extensive lake and river systems, provides the ideal breeding grounds for all five species of Pacific salmon. As a keystone species, salmon directly or indirectly impact many species in the ecosystem. This dissertation focuses on the ecolo... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Groat, Bridget Lee (Author) / Fixico, Donald L (Advisor) / Bauer, William (Committee member) / Hirt, Paul (Committee member) / Riding In, James (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject American history / Native American studies / Environmental justice / Alaska / Alaska Native / Alaska Native History / Bristol Bay / Native American History / Salmon
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 252 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation History 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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