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Kodiak
Kodiak (Alutiiq: Sun'aq; Russian: Кадьяк, tr. Kadʹyak) is one of seven communities and the main city on Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island Borough, in the U.S. state of Alaska. All commercial transportation between the entire island and the outside world goes through this city either via ferryboat or airline. The population was 6,130 as of the 2010 census.

Originally inhabited by Alutiiq natives for over 7000 years, the city was settled in the 18th century by the subjects of the Russian crown and became the capital of Russian Alaska. Harvesting of the area's sea otter pelts led to the near extinction of the animal in the following century and led to wars with and enslavement of the natives for over 150 years. After American rule began in 1867, Kodiak became a commercial fishing center which continues to this day. A lesser economic influence includes tourism, mainly by those seeking outdoor adventure trips. The city is home to a branch of the University of Alaska.

Kodiak in The Two GeorgesEdit

Kodiak was a city in Russian Alaska. Although it was not particular close to the border with the North American Union, it was near enough so that it was not uncommon for Americans to travel over the border and spend money there.[1]

  1. The Two Georges, p. 147, HC.

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