Homesteading Meant Free Land to Eager Alaskan Settlers

What did it cost indigenous people?

I am the daughter of homesteaders.

No, not the back-to-the-land type who reads Mother Earth News and lives off the grid, though I have. The kind of homesteaders who received a patent or title for 160 acres of Alaskan land.



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Cindy Heath

I’ve been a farmer, homesteader, entrepreneur, and more. Always curious and still hopeful. If you are, too, read along and follow me at