In the mining camps and towns
of Alaska during the gold rush men often banded together
in clubs, or brotherhoods.
Pioneers of Alaska was one of the largest organization of gold
rush era Alaskans. Another Alaskan/Yukon group was the Arctic Brotherhood.
Some groups carried over from the prospectors home such as the
lodge and the Free Masons. With headquarters in Seattle The
Arctic Club membership included the very best
Seattle and the Northland.
Missionaries came to Alaska during Russian times and that
continued with America's purschase of Alaska.