National Defense: AIR: Flying Field for Arcadia

Little but sturdy is the village of Metlakatla, on rugged Annette Island in Alaska's Panhandle, 650 miles north of Seattle. Religion started Metlakatla, and religion has kept it going. In 1887 a Church of England missionary named William Duncan and a band of Tsimshian Indians, harried by differences with the Canadian Government and the Established Church, left their cooperative village in British Columbia and settled on Annette Island, in U. S. territory. Four years later an act of Congress gave them the land for their own. Today, in their fisheries and canneries,...

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