03.19.1916/1955–This Day in Alaskan History


1916–Sadie Brower Neakok is born in Barrow, the sixth child of Assianggataq and Charles Brower. Neakok served as a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schoolteacher, a health aide, a welfare worker and finally as Barrow’s magistrate for 20 years. She had 13 children of her own and took in foster children. In May 1987, the University of Alaska awarded her with an honorary doctorate of law degree.

Sadie Brower Neakok Biography


1955–Act act to provide for holding of a constitutional convention to prepare a constitution for the State of Alaska to submit to the people is approved by the Territorial Legislature of Alaska. The only Alaska Native to serve among the 55 delegates to the convention was Frank Peratrovich of Klawock.


Cited From: A Reference in Time, Alaska Native History Day by Day. Edited by Alexandra J. McClanahan and Published by The CIRI Foundation, 2001.

A Reference in Time


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