TITLE

The Ethnicity of Newcomers to Russian America

AUTHOR(S)
Grinev, Andrei
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Alaska History;Fall2010, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the ethnic backgrounds of colonists, settlers, and traders in parts of North America colonized by Russia, including Alaska. It examines the participation of Siberian peoples, including the Koryak, Kamchadals, and Yakuts. Other Europeans in Russian America included people from Sweden and Finland as well as English traders. The author comments on the trading and hunting organization the Russian-American Company (RAC) and suggests that there was little interethnic conflict or discrimination in Russian America. Germans, Poles, and Belorussians were among the other colonists and settlers.
ACCESSION #
55425478

 

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