The Bush (Alaska)

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The Bush is a term for the portions of Alaska that are not connected to North America's road network.[1] Most of Alaska's native populations live in the Bush. They live off the land as their ancestors did.[2][3]

Places in the Bush include Bethel,[2] Dillingham,[2] King Salmon,[2] Nome,[1][2] Barrow,[1][2] Katmai National Park,[1] Kodiak Island,[1] Kotzebue,[2] and Unalaska-Dutch Harbor.[2]

Most parts of Alaska that are off the road system can only be reached by small airplane.[4] Travel from place to place is usually by snowmobile or snow machine, boat, or sometimes dog sled.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Wohlforth, Charles P. (2007). Alaska for Dummies (3rd ed.). For Dummies. p. 364. ISBN 0471945552, ISBN 9780471945550 . http://books.google.com/books?id=iPzNWXp9wdIC&lpg=PA363.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 DeVaughn, Melissa (2008). The Unofficial Guide to Adventure Travel in Alaska (2nd ed.). John Wiley and Sons. p. 457. ISBN 0470228997, ISBN 9780470228999 . http://books.google.com/books?id=j0V-9ktou64C&pg=PT467.
  3. Wohlforth, Charles P. (2007). Frommer's Alaska 2008. Frommer's. p. 434. ISBN 0470152885, ISBN 9780470152881 . http://books.google.com/books?id=0K1RsPl90IYC&pg=PA434.
  4. Wohlforth, Charles P. (2007). Alaska for Dummies (3rd ed.). For Dummies. p. 365. ISBN 0471945552, ISBN 9780471945550 . http://books.google.com/books?id=iPzNWXp9wdIC&lpg=PA364.