|The official emblem of the Pioneers of Alaska is a circular gold button. The most prominent feature of this emblem is a pair of snowshoes, crossed on the face of the button. They represent one of the means of travel in the North so familiar to the Pioneers. One can easily distinguish the button of the Pioneers from that of any other organization, and no other country could have a similar emblem for each mark distinctly typifies Alaska. Behind the snowshoes is the North Star, which appears to shine more brightly in Alaska than anywhere else. Under the star is a low mountain range at the base of which is the sea. The mountain range depicts Alaska as it appears geographically – with its mountains both inland and on the coast. The Aurora Borealis, so frequently seen in Alaska, is also pictured behind the snowshoes.
This is our little emblem. We have Alaska represented in several different ways; the snowshoes, representing the Pioneers themselves, the North Star and the Aurora Borealis, the beauty from the heavens, and the mountains and the
sea, the beauty of the land.
It is, on the whole, a beautiful button, carefully colored and beautifully composed. We should be proud of the emblem of the Pioneers of Alaska, not only because we are permitted to wear it but for what it stands.
Pioneers of Alaska, The Trail Blazers of Bygone Days,
William Henry Chase, 1951