Indigenous people have lived in northern Alaska since time immemorial and their rich culture tied to the land continues today. In Fairbanks, the Tanana Koyukon people lived in the area they called potato hill, where the University of Fairbanks now sits. The Gwich'in people in northeast Alaska and northwest Canada have been tied to the caribou for over 20,000 years. Point Hope, an Inupiaq village in northwest Alaska is the longest continuously occupied community in the United States.
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