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Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Archived Exhibit

The Alaska Native Brotherhood: A Centennial Celebration

October 2012


ANB Founding Fathers,1912. ASL P33-01 Collection of the Alaska State Library, Historical Collections.

The Alaska Native Brotherhood celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. While Sitka is the location of the first Alaska Native Brotherhood hall, anthropologist Philip Drucker traces formation of the ANB to Juneau. The founders of the ANB met in Juneau on November 5, 1912, following a conference of teachers organized by the U.S. Bureau of Education. Because Juneau is the seat of government in Alaska, Juneau's Camp #2 has played a major role in the history of the ANB. The Alaska Native Brotherhood: A Centennial Celebration highlights Juneau leaders who played a role in the history of Camp 2 and helped shape events for Alaska Native Brotherhood/ Sisterhood in the city and state.