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Intermarriage at Fort Ross: Evidence From the San Rafael Mission Baptismal Register

  • Author(s): Jackson, Robert H.
  • et al.

In 1812, Ivan Aleksandovich Kuskov, representative of the Russian-American Company, established a fort north of the Slavianka [Russian] River. In the long run, the desire to establish a productive agricultural colony to supply Russian settlements in Alaska failed, but for 29 years (1812-1841) a unique experiment in acculturation occurred at the fort and surrounding settlements (Tikhmenev 1978: 133-142, 224-233).

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