This is a research project for an Alaska Native Studies course. I would like to look at how foreign influence shaped Beringia between 1840s and 1990s. I would like to follow the introduction of alcohol to the native people and how it affected their outlook as well as how it influenced the foreigners. In the attachments is the research proposal, some slides I got after contacting a professor who studies this topic, and a sample essay that shows the idea of how I want to tie the concepts together. Resources meant to make the project easier not to make it more complicated. • Whalers and explorers make contact with native people • Miners, settlers, fishermen, hunters, fur traders and herders follow • Some groups bring alcohol some do not • The difference in outlook on Alcohol of the foreigners east to west and group to group • The significance of alcohol to foreigners and settlers of the arctic • Ways in which alcohol was introduced to native people • The significance of alcohol to native people • How did alcohol shape relationships dynamics and development of Beringia? • What are the effects of alcohol in an ever-globalized circumpolar north? I can provide a full list of possible references with access to the documents and get firsthand interviews. Making obtaining pertinent and relevant information far more accessible for the project.