In Alaska Native Cultures and Issues, in the section titled, “What is important to know about Alaska Native cultures?” The author points out that,
"To a casual observer Alaska Native individuals appear to be “Americanized” in that they use modern tools, clothes, machinery, and speak English. But the bulk of Alaska Native identity is beneath the surface."
What do you think the author meant by this statement?
How might you discuss different ways in which cultures exchanged ideas and information throughout Alaska history? Can we experience the product of those encounters today?