Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 90

Arctic Yearbook 2014 90 Figure 4: Gender composition of the Arctic, 2006 Major Migration Trends in Each Arctic Region This section reviews past and current migration trends in each Arctic region. Alaska Between the time of the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 and the Alaska gold rush in 1897, the population grew very little. In the first census conducted in 1880, the population of Alaska was 33,426 of which only 430 were white settlers (Sandberg, 2013). The discovery of gold in Alaska Heleniak