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Visit the Library for More Information:

Alaska's libraries include plenty of audio, visual, and written material about the Alaska Native Brotherhood and its work. Visit your local library or go online to see what's available in holdings all over the state. Take these simple steps:

  1. Access SLED (State Library Electronic Doorway) at
  2. Click on the listing for ALNCat (the Alaska Library Network Catalog) to view the Basic Search window. Go to the Keyword field, and type in ALASKA NATIVE BROTHERHOOD or ALASKA NATIVE SISTERHOOD.

More Reading:

Alaska Native Brotherhood. The Alaska Fisherman. Serial publication. Juneau, Alaska: Alaska Native Brotherhood, 1923-1932.

Alaska Native Brotherhood. The Voice of Brotherhood. Serial publication. Juneau, Alaska: C.E. Peck, 1954-1976.

Alaska Native Brotherhood. Raven's Bones Journal. Serial publication. Juneau, Alaska: ANB Camp No. 2, 1993-

Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Inc. A History of the Founders and Past Grand Presidents of Alaska Native Brotherhood, Grand Camp, Including Photographs of Each Member, 1912-1987. Alaska: Alaska Native Brotherhood, 1984.

Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Inc. Alaska Native Brotherhood, Alaska Native Sisterhood 82nd annual Grand Camp Convention, October 24-29, 1994, Andrew Hope Building, ANB Hall, Juneau, Alaska. Native Protocol and Dignity: Honor and Respect for One Another. Alaska: The Camp, 1994.

Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Inc. Minutes of Proceedings - Alaska Native Brother & Sisterhood, Grand Camp. Serial publication. Alaska: The Camp, 1912-

Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Inc. 75th Diamond Jubilee Grand Camp, November 9th - 14th, 1987, Sitka, Alaska. Sitka, Alaska: The Camp, 1987.

Hope, Andrew. Founders of the Alaska Native Brotherhood. Special Limited 1st edition. Sitka, Alaska: Hope, 1975.

Archival Materials:

Alaska Native Organizations Photograph Collection, 1912-1971. Alaska State Library. The individual and group portraits in this collection span the years from 1912-1971 and portray the wide scope of interests and activities of Alaska Natives. Most of the individuals are identified. Collection includes the 1912 founding fathers of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and a copy of the Constitution of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood, 1963. Also included is the press release from 1962 when a group of Eskimo youths, trained in electronics for defense jobs, met with President John F. Kennedy.

Andrew Hope/Ellen Hope Hays Collection, 1947-1984. University of Alaska Anchorage Archives and Special Collections. Andrew Hope (1896-1968) was one of the organizers of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood; President of the Brotherhood for several terms; and president of the Tlingit-Haida Association (1940-1966). Ellen Hope Hays, his daughter, has been active in Native and public organizations. The collection consists of papers relating to Andrew Hope and Ellen Hope Hays' activities in Native and community organizations and affairs. The papers are arranged by organization.

Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich Papers, 1939-1988. University of Alaska Anchorage Archives and Special Collections. Elizabeth (Wanamaker) Peratrovich was born on July 4, 1911, in Petersburg, Alaska. She attended Sheldon Jackson School, Ketchikan High School, and the Western College of Education in Bellingham, Washington. Roy Peratrovich was born in 1908 in Klawock, Alaska, and graduated from Ketchikan High School. Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich were married in 1931 in Bellingham, Washington. They returned to Klawock, Alaska, and lived there for several years before moving to Juneau. Roy Peratrovich worked in the fishery business (1931-1936) before becoming involved in government affairs (1936-1941) and achieving the position of Mayor of Klawock. Thereafter he held various positions in the territorial government (1941-1946). Elizabeth Peratrovich worked for a number of years in the Territorial Treasurer's office, the Territorial Legislature, and the Juneau Credit Association. Roy and Elizabeth Peratrovich were very active in the Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Alaska Native Sisterhood respectively. They were central figures in securing the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Act by the Alaska Territorial Legislature in 1945. Elizabeth Peratrovich died in 1958. In 1983, Roy Peratrovich was made Grand President Emeritus of the Alaska Native Brotherhood for his work in the organization and on behalf of Alaska Natives. In May, 1988, the State Legislature officially designated February 16 as Elizabeth Peratrovich Day.

The collection consists of copies of papers relating to the efforts of Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich to end discrimination against Natives in Alaska. Included are correspondence between Roy Peratrovich, Ernest Gruening, and various territorial, state, and federal officials in regard to discrimination against Natives by the military in Alaska during WWII; the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Act; summaries of civil rights laws of various states; newspaper articles concerning Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich, Native rights in Alaska, the Native Claims Settlement Act, and the Alaska Native Brotherhood; as well as other papers.

Peratrovich Family Papers, 1939-1988. Peratrovich family, Roy Scott Peratrovich, Sr. Alaska State Library. Papers collected by Roy Peratrovich, Sr., include news clippings, correspondence, draft legislation, and his speeches and writings relating to Native rights and interests in Alaska. Subjects include the landmark anti-discrimination law providing for equal accommodation privileges to all citizens (1945 Session Laws on Alaska, Chapter 2), the establishment in 1988 of Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich Day (February 16), and activities of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

William L. Paul Papers, 1938-1970. Seattle: University of Washington, Archives and Manuscripts Division. Correspondence, case files, subject files, speeches and writings, conference and convention materials, minutes, reports, newsletters, pleadings, photographs, maps, personal documents, ephemera, clippings, and financial records documenting Paul's involvement with the Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indians of Alaska. Subgroups have been established for: Alaska Federation of Natives, Alaska Native Brotherhood, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, National Congress of American Indians, Northwest Indian Economic Development Association, Sheldon Jackson College, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the U.S. Dept. of the Interior. Major correspondents include: Edward L. Bartlett, John Borbridge, Andrew Hope, Frank G. Johnson, Frances Paul, Frederick Paul, Cyrus E. Peck, Frank Peratrovich, Roy Peratrovich, I.S. Weissbrodt, James E. Curry, and Walter Soboleff.

Candy Waugaman Photograph Collection, 1890s-present. Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Includes Juneau businesses, hotels, residences, individuals and groups, such as the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Diamond Drill Crew (Chickaloon), and soldiers at Excursion Inlet and other locations during World War II. Includes photo of old Juneau Courthouse (site of current State Office Building), ca. 1910, and the first Alaska State Legislature.

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