1912: Volcano erupts; destroys Alaska Native village
At the head of the Alaska Peninsula in southwestern Alaska, the volcano Novarupta erupts, destroying the village of Savonoski. The eruption showers more than 40 square miles of lush land with volcanic ash, which in some places is 700 feet deep. Alaska Natives including some Unangan (Aleut) and Athabaskan are displaced.
- Land and Water