Instead of disappearing, Alaska Eskimo and Indian villages continue to exist, but in a complex and altered form. Using the age/sex curve we find increased numbers of dependent persons in the Native population. Young adults are being attracted to the larger villages, and the smallest villages are most rapidly losing young adults, though they retain large numbers of children.
It is suggested that part of the acculturative difficulty facing Alaska Eskimos and Indians is a function of a dramatically altered population structure in which proper childhood socialization is nearly impossible.
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 1444.