Seward's Folly

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Seward’s Folly

Alaska, purchased from Russia by Henry Seward for 2 cents an acre (1867). [Am. Hist.: Payton, 610]

Seward’s Folly

ridiculed purchase of Alaska proved wise buy (1867). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 254]
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Contrary to the apparent promises made in the Alaska Purchase Treaty, however, very few Alaska Natives became U.S.
(12) Mitchell is quoting from article 1 of the Treaty with Russia (Alaska Purchase), ratified on March 30, 1867.
The Alaska Purchase treaty makes it clear that Alaskan Natives were to be considered subject to American law.
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