We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Eskimos did move south in Alaska until they reached the pacific ocean. There became a split between the northern Eskimos who stayed up north to hunt seals and whales to become the Alaskan inuipiq and the Canadian inuit. The other Eskimos who moved further south became fishermen and lived in southwestern Alaska and the chugatch of prince william sound, Alaska. Then they encountered the Indian tribes and couldn't go any further south.
Probably these folks, is why the eskimo were there in the first place --and stayed there --large tribe, big totem poles.
Good thing mankind has such a cussed nature --it meant that no weather, pestilence, war, or other catastrophe could end the human race, as every tribe was always racing to get as far away from the neighbors as possible --
Most of them did. As was said above, only the ornery ones stayed. Probably didn't want to go south with their mother in-laws.
To answer a question with a question, do you live in Florida or Hawaii? If not, why not? I do. We try and send all you northerners back north every chance we get but you keep on coming down and filling up paradise. Go figure.
I lived in Kotzebue, Alaska from 1990-1991. I worked at the little 20 bed hospital (Manilaaq Medical Center). Interesting to see pictures from the past. There was a neat little museum there called "NANA Museum of the Arctic. I loved to go and see the old skin boats, native Inupiat artwork, and listen to their lectures. But I am a Southern Bell, and WAAAYY prefer my sunny South and southern food than the dark Arctic winters with muktuk and seal oil.