Photos from the day Mary Peltola became Alaska’s U.S. representative

From her swearing-in ceremony to a reception hosted by the Alaska Federation of Natives in the nation’s capital, here’s a look at how the day unfolded.

Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect

Democrat Mary Peltola was sworn in as Alaska’s U.S. representative on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., making history as the first Alaska Native in Congress and the first woman to represent the state in the House of Representatives. From her swearing-in (both official and unofficial) to a reception hosted by the Alaska Federation of Natives in the nation’s capital, here’s a look at how the day unfolded.

Read more: Mary Peltola is sworn into office as Alaska’s new U.S. representative

Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect
Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect
Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect
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Mary Peltola
Mary Peltola
Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect
Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect
Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect
Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect
Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect
Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect
Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect
Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect
Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect
Mary Peltola, U.S. Captiol, U.S. House, representative-elect