1 of 5
These fascinating historic photos give us a glimpse into life in the past. Years before statehood in 1959, before Alaska became a territory in 1912, brave explorers showed up with early cameras to document life in the far north. Below are some of the oldest photos taken in Alaska. Enjoy these 16 images showing how life was lived in the last frontier in a time long ago.
2. Bidarkas of otter hunters, Kodiak village. (circa 1888)
3. Community, Fort Tongass. (1868)