Russians and the Tlingit: Conflicts, Contacts, Legacies
Interethnic Marriages of the Tlingit During the Russian American Era and Their Significance
This paper deals with marriages and other forms of intimate relations between the Tlingit people and the newcomers from the Russian Empire as well as with Alaska Natives during the era of Russian America. Two forms of matrimonial relations existed: those consecrated by the Orthodox Church and permanent non-consecrated ones.
Alaska Past in Current Russian Nationalist Rhetoric
Russian Naval officers’ views on the Tlingit
From the beginning of the nineteenth century until 1867, officers of the Russian navy were a constant presence in and around Tlingit lands. This paper examines how these officers viewed the Tlingit as a people and specific Tlingits as individuals.
Tlingit-Russian Interpreters Before and After 1867
The main focus of this paper is on Ivan Zhukov (1825-1886), a son of a Tlingit mother and a Russian father, who was a talented interpreter, a Tlingit language teacher at the Sitka Seminary, and a translator of religious texts. After 1867 he used his skills in American-dominated Alaska and shared his knowledge of Tlingit culture with George Emmons.