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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Mitchell then enumerates similar outcomes of other Russian settlements in Tlingit territory and correctly deduces that the Alaska Purchase signified not necessarily a land sale but rather a shared vision of Manifest Destiny.
The Alaska Purchase treaty makes it clear that Alaskan Natives were to be considered subject to American law.
Although there is some debate as to when totem carving became prevalent in Tlingit culture, it is certain that toreros were at the center of Tlingit identity by the time of the Alaska Purchase.
territory, the legal justification for such appropriation being the Alaska Purchase of 1867.
Gray Line of Alaska purchases services and products from more than 1,000 Alaska businesses.

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