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Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 00:32:01

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is located in the most northern area of Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle. The park holds 8,472,506 acres of land and is the second largest national park in the United States. The area was once inhabited by nomadic Native American tribes, including the Nunamuit and the Gwich'in peoples. Evidence of these tribes has been found that dates back as...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'