From dog sleds and railroads to airplanes and snowshoes, there are many ways to travel to and in Denali National Park & Preserve. People have used various forms of transportation in the region for thousands of years, and methods of travel are constantly evolving.
Examining objects related to transportation can help us understand the history of the people who have lived in and visited the Denali region, as well as how the landscape of the park has changed over the years. Discover this history through a selection of transportation-related objects and photographs from the Denali Museum Collections.
Information primarily comes from the following sources:
- Alpenglow, Summer 2017
- Crown Jewel of the North: An Administrative History of Denali National Park and Preserve by Frank Norris
- Dichinanek' Hwt'ana: A History of the People of the Upper Kuskokwim who live in Nikolai and Telida, Alaska by Raymond L. Collins
- A History of the Denali - Mount McKinley Region, Alaska: Historic Resource Study of Denali National Park and Preserve by William E. Brown
- Snapshots from the Past: A Roadside History of Denali National Park and Preserve by Jane Bryant
The Teaching Through Collections project is funded under Cooperative Agreement P13AC01025 between the United States Department of the Interior--National Park Service and the UA Museum of the North.