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Alaskans and the Treaty of Cession

In the summer of 1867, in the village of Nikolaevsk (not the one now bearing that name, but the one now called Kenai), the priest,... Read more

Yankees in Russian America

The United States did not exist when Russians first claimed Alaska’s coast. But by the time British Captain James Cook entered the inlet... Read more

Why Russia wanted to sell Alaska

The Crimean Peninsula has been in the news again. Oddly enough, that bit of land on the far side of the world, only slightly larger... Read more

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