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Source: Discovery

No, the 'Alaskan Bush People' Don't Actually Live in Alaska

By Anna Quintana

Fans of the Alaskan Bush People might notice something different when Season 8 premieres on the Discovery Channel. The Brown family is no longer living in Alaska — but has moved to Washington. After matriarch Ami Brown was diagnosed with cancer last year, the family moved to Southern California for her to receive treatment. And now that she is cancer-free, the reality stars are moving back o the Pacific Northwest. 

So, why did the Alaskan Bush family move? 

“We’ve gone through a lot of adversity. It was like everything was closing in on us, darkness all around and it was over,” Billy Brown said in a promo for the show. "Then, Washington came into view." Ami agreed,  adding, "It’s almost like being born again and starting life a new. The good Lord has given me a second chance." 

Their new home comes with barns, orchard, horses, cattle — and the series will follow Ami, Billy, and their kids, Matt, Bam Bam, Noah, Bear, Gabe, Snowbird, and Rain Brown, as they try to survive the severe weather conditions in their new surroundings. 

However, did the Brown family ever really ever live in the bush or was it all staged?