A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (18 December 1971) This law extinguished the land and royalty claims of the state’s 55,000 native people, who received title to 62,500 square miles, payment of $462,500,000, and royalties not to exceed $500,000,000. It was the largest award for Indian claims ever granted.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed September 24, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CNZDVMJ3SM1BHGA.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 24 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CNZDVMJ3SM1BHGA.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 24 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CNZDVMJ3SM1BHGA.