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In 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from the Russians for $7.2 million. The transfer ceremony occurred in Sitka. Sitka's cultural heritage is a rich blend of Tlingit Indians, Russians, and Americans. Sitka is located on an island that has only 15 miles of roadways. It has a small town atmosphere and the only "outside" businesses to open were a McDonald's and a Subway and not without controversy. While sitting on our veranda, we watched ...
Today we got to sleep in until 7- although it hardly felt like it since we had late nights. We had to be out of our rooms by 9am so that they could get turned over for the next arriving later. We managed to get all packed and organized by 8am despite Lucy's best efforts to unpack. Then we headed up for breakfast. Michael was running an omelet bar with home fries on the side. Everyone started to make plans for the morning- we has the option to head over to ...
We were supposed to get up at 8, but that didn't happen! We did make it by 9:20, and had to hurry getting ready for our tour at 11:15. We were met by Sitka Wildlife Tours at Harrigan Centennial Hall. We were assigned Glen as our tour guide, In a van with only 4 other people. He drove us around the town, pointing out places on the National Historical Registry. We took a walk in the ...
Sitka has a fair amount of historical things to see. They have the Sheldon Jackson Museum that probably has one of the most complete collections of Alaskan native artifacts in Alaska.
Right next to it is the Sitka National Historical Park which is the site of the 1804 battle between the Tlingit warriors and Sitka to Wrangell ...
... represents a wise man from the village and keeps a lookout.
There is one modern pole, carved by a Tlinget artisan still living in Sitka. It was made to honor the many people who fought here in a battle against the Russians in 1804. The Russians drove the Tlinget off their land and proceeded to establish a colony here, based on harvesting sea otters for their fur (100,000 in ten years, by their own account). Eventually the Russians allowed the re-establishment ...
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