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Chugach (pronounced "CHOO-gatch") is the name of a native Alaskan culture and group of people in the region of the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound. The Kenai Peninsula in Alaska The Kenai Peninsula is a large peninsula jutting from the southern coast of Alaska in the United States. ... Prince William Sound, on the south coast of Alaska. ...


Chugach National Forest spans parts of the Kenai Peninsula and the area around Prince William Sound.


The Chugach Mountain Range runs 300 miles between the Copper River to the east and to Whittier to the west. The southern boundary is Prince William Sound. Copper River may refer to: The Copper River in Alaska in the United States. ... Whittier is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ...


The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) corporation, Chugach Alaska Corporation, is so named because many of the shareholders are of the Chugach culture. The corporation filed bankruptcy for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 1991 as a result a fallout in the timber industry, a salmon glut, a fire at its Orca cannery, and the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill's impact on the local herring population. In 2003 Chugach ranked second in Alaska Business Monthly’s list of Top 49ers, a ranking of the top Alaskan-owned and operated businesses. The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was signed into law on December 18, 1971, and the largest land claims settlement in United States history was concluded. ... Timber Timber is a term used to describe clusters of trees. ... The Chinook or King Salmon is the largest salmon in North America and can grow up to 58 long and 126 pounds. ... Binomial name Orcinus orca Linnaeus, 1758 Orca range (in blue) The orca (Orcinus orca), commonly known as the killer whale, and often called the grampus, is the largest member of the oceanic dolphin family. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Exxon Valdez was the original name of an oil tanker owned by the Exxon oil company. ... Volunteers cleaning up the aftermath of the Prestige oil spill An oil spill is the release of oil (generally, petroleum) into the natural environment, usually the ocean. ... Lake Huron herring A herring is a type of small oily fish found in the temperate, shallow waters of the North Atlantic. ...


In 1964, a tsunami generated by the Good Friday Earthquake destroyed the Chugach village of Chenega. 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. ... Epicenter The Good Friday Earthquake (also called the Great Alaska Earthquake) of March 27, 1964, was the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history. ... Chenega is a census-designated place located in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, along Prince William Sound. ...


Circa 1950 the average life expectancy for the Chugach people was 38 years (1 -- p.107). 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A year is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (ISBN 0452283914, Penguin Plume USA) is a 2002 book written by Greg Palast. ...


References

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (ISBN 0452283914, Penguin Plume USA) is a 2002 book written by Greg Palast. ... Greg Palast is a journalist for the British newspaper The Observer and a self-proclaimed expert on corporate power; who works with labor groups and consumer groups. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Chugach Alaska Corporation (http://chugach-ak.com/)
  • Chugach National Forest (http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/chugach/)

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Chugach Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (246 words)
The Chugach Mountains of southern Alaska are the northernmost of the several mountain ranges that make up the Coast Ranges of the western edge of North America.
The mountains are protected in the Chugach State Park and the Chugach National Forest.
The name "Chugach" is from the Eskimo tribal name Chugachmiut recorded by the Russians and written by them "Chugatz" and "Tchougatskoi"; in 1898 Capt. W.
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