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Teaching With Documents:
Migration North to Alaska

The Alaska Purchase Treaty

The first settlers to Alaska migrated from Asia thousands of years ago across a land bridge that existed where the Bering Strait is located today. The Russians claimed Alaska from the late 1700s until 1867, when the United States and Russia signed this treaty. It resulted in Alaska's transfer to a territory of the United States.

  Red Question Mark  Can you think of other places on the globe
that have experienced numerous migrations?
 

 


The Documents

Russian Treaty with
Senate Clerk's Ratification

Purchase Treaty - Russian
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National Archives and Records Administration
Treaty Series 301
General Records of the U.S. Government
Record Group 11

 

American Treaty
Page 1

Purchase Treaty - English
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View Signature Page

National Archives and Records Administration
Treaty Series 301
General Records of the U.S. Government
Record Group 11

 


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