Photos from: Bad land deal triggered 1802 Tlingit attack

University of Washington, Alaska and Western Canada Collection, AWC0322

The Tlingit people inhabited the land around Shee Atika, today called Sitka, for more than 10,000 years. In 1804, Russian-American Company manager Alexander Baranof renamed it New Archangel following the last major battle between Alaska Natives and the Europeans.

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