Background Information



Gold Rush

"PBS American Experience: Gold Fever" http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/gold/

"As Precious As Gold" http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/gold/

"Klondike Gold Rush: The Perilous Journey North" http://www.lib.washington.edu/specialcoll/exhibits/klondike/

"The Klondike Gold Rush" http://library.thinkquest.org/5181/

"Images from the Yukon" http://www.tc.gov.yk.ca/digitization/public/index.php

"Children of the Gold Rush" http://www.clairerudolfmurphy.com/content/blogcategory/19/17/

"Klondike Gold Rush Centennial" http://www.kokogiak.com/klon/


Dog Sledding

"Sled Dogs: An Alaska Epic" http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/sleddogs/index.html

"Dog Sledding" http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/sleddogs/game.html

"Official Site of the Iditarod" http://www.iditarod.com

"Yukon Sled Dog Race 2007" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdPuzqzKf7I


Weather Conditions

"Alaskan Climate Summaries" http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/summary/climsmak.html

"Yukon Geography, Climate, and Soil" http://www.emr.gov.yk.ca/agriculture/geography.html

Please note: many of the resources under "Gold Rush" include information about the weather conditions during that time as well.


Dog Breeds

"American Kennel Club List of Breeds" http://www.akc.org/breeds/breeds_a.cfm

"All Purebred and Hybrid Dogs in ABC Order" http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/abc.htm#H


Wolves

"NOVA Online: Wild Wolves" http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/wolves/

"Wolf Education and Research Center" http://www.wolfcenter.org

"The Wolves" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20SWz2Gf_BY


Panning for Gold

"How to Pan for Gold: Simple Gold Panning Instructions" http://www.infowest.com/life/goldpan.htm

"How to Pan for Gold" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5YsIhjh8kk


Native American Interaction with Gold Seekers

"Californian Indian Gold Rush History" http://www.originalvoices.org/Homepage.htm

"Yukon Indians and the Gold Rush" http://www.yukonalaska.com/klondike/indians.html


Call of the Wild Video Clips

"Call of the Wild" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TfS7TdzWKc

"Call of the Wild: Howl, Buck!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYf2rh0aT_g

"Wolves Call of the Wild" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yQike1FBFE