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Alaskan Purchase, 1867

EverGreene Painting Studios

Oil on Canvas



On March 30, 1867, the United States reached an agreement to purchase Alaska from Russia. On this map of the lands, an Eskimo hunts in a kayak; nearby seal and walrus represent the fur trade as well as the subsistence of the indigenous people. On the map are various towns that were important in drawing people to Alaska.



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Taken on October 12, 2011