Alaska officially became the 49th state in 1959, before that it was a territory, a wild place, the Last Frontier, and the men and women who lived there prior to statehood are the main characters of Alaskan People. Their unique stories and adventures are a window into a world of everyday experiences seldom told until now. If you are curious about life in the Last Frontier, this is the book for you. \t These stories are transcribed from interviews with 27 men and woman from all walks of life, native and non-native, that were published in the States largest newspaper, the "Anchorage Daily News". Alaskan People is the kind of book you have always been looking for. It's like sitting at the kitchen table, having a cup of coffee or tea, with the men and women of Alaska personally telling you their stories. It's about genuine lives, true stories, and actual people, sharing with you, how life was and is in the 49th state.