Suicide and Culture in Fairbanks: A Comparison of Three Cultural Groups in a Small City of Interior Alaska
The state of Alaska is unique in the U.S. for a number of reasons. Among these, and of clear benefit to many researchers, is the presence of 5 quite different cultural groups. Four of these groups-Aleuts, Eskimos, Athabascans and the Tlingit-Haida- are native to Alaska & comprise some 16.9% of the total population. The fifth, and in many ways the most dominant group, is comprised of non-native, Westernized persons-primarily whites & some blacks from the lower 48 states.