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Gov. Hickel meeting with Native leaders

In the fall of 1970, then-Secretary of the Interior Walter Hickel met with prominent figures in the Alaska Land Claims dispute in his Washington office. From left, Tim Wallis, President, Fairbanks Native Association; Charles Edwardson, Executive Director, Arctic Slope Native Association; Eben Hopson; Emil Notti; Attorney Barry Jackson (standing); State Senator William Hensley; and Alfred Ketzler. Farthest back on the right are State Senator Ray C. Christiansen and Frank Degnan. John Borbridge is seated in the foreground. Alaska State Library - Historical Collections.

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