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Neulich im KafeKult in München. Wer will mehr sehen? #thesubscribers #sewardsfolly #profdsdiary #profd #liveinconcert #dashatspassgemacht

I was honored to see where the transfer of Alaska Territory took place. (This is a modern sign)

Russia had enough and in 1867 sold the land to the United States.
#alaska #alaskaterritory #americanhistory #signgeek #sewardsfolly

#HistoryLesson: #WilliamHSeward was the famous #SecretaryofState who negotiated the purchase of #Alaska from the #Russians. Many called Alaska #SewardsIcebox or #SewardsFolly, poking fun at the lack of resources of the land. #EggonFace

Nailed it!! First Paint Nite hosting!! #paintnite #anchorage #alaska #sewardsfolly

“Alaska Ter. - Fort Tongass.” c.1868. On May 17, 1884, the District of Alaska was officially organized by the United States. The land of Alaska had been purchased from Russia in 1867 during what some opponents referred to as “Seward’s Folly.” While the United States was focused on reconstruction efforts following the Civil War, the territory was initially designated as the Department of Alaska.⠀

The people featured in today’s stereoscopic view are from the Tlingit group, traditionally located in the southernmost Alaskan Panhandle. ⠀

Stereoview Photographed by Eadweard Muybridge.⠀

*Swipe for #anaglyph version and original #stereoview.⠀

#Alaska #AlaskaHistory #AlaskaTerritory #DistrictOfAlaska #Russia #SewardsFolly #NativeAmericans #Tlingit #Indians #FortTongass #FtTongass #Muybridge #EadweardMuybridge #TodayInHistory #OnThisDay #USHistory #AmericanHistory #History #3D #StereoscopicHistory

This guy always makes me laugh! Happy 33rd birthday to my big-bro! @bobby574 #happybirthday #birthdayboy #daydrunk #dd #pickinghimupfromthebar #sewardsfolly #secondhome

We are officially done with our 3rd semester!!😃🎊🎉🍷🍸 #OMG #OneSemesterLeft #WeCanWeWillWeWant #NursingStudents #NursingSchool #SewardsFolly

True story: At lunch just now, I overheard a young woman complaining because her friends named their baby Continent ...
All of a sudden, my solemn vow to name my firstborn child Seward’s Folly doesn’t seem so absurd, does it? #EspeciallyInThisAdministration #LetsGetRippedOffByRussia #MAGA #SewardsFolly #Alaska #babynames #eavesdropping #lunch #missionaccomplished

The best of the follies! #llerraf #sewardsfolly

The only old growth forest in the city from a time forgotten. #oldgrowth #oldeshuksan #sewardsfolly 🌲

Oh Alaska... The Alaska Purchase comment slayed me. A child is feeling a little “winter prison” maybe? Agony and “why do we even live in Alaska”. Upset about not seeing his grandparents + living in a frozen wasteland.
Also heard:
- I hate this big icicle of Alaska
- $650 to go see my grandparents and my dirt bike? How can we EVER get out of here? - how much money do I have in the bank?
- if I have to buy my own ticket I would do that.
- I want to see Rex (dog) and mostly my grandparents... oh and DRY LAND again would be nice.
- Mom, isn’t there an app to look in my bank account and see how much money I have in there?
- I wish WILLIAM SEWARD NEVER BOUGHT ALASKA from Russia and then we would never be living here. But then again... Russia would have won WW1 & WW2..... so....
- If I get all “A’s” and an A in math will you buy me a ticket to Washington?
#sewardsfolly #alaska #wherethecoldhurtsmyface

On this day in 1867, the United States acquires Alaska from the Russian Empire for 7.2 million dollars. Russia had a presence in Alaska since the 18th century, but feared that the territory would be threatened in another future war against Great Britain (via neighboring Canada) a decade following the Crimean War. The Russian Czar Alexander II wanted to sell the territory to the U.S as early as the late 1850s - under the administration of James Buchanan - but the American Civil War stalled negotiations. After the Union victory, Secretary of State William H. Seward (under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson) wanted the large Russian territory.

On this day, he signed a treaty with Russia, however selling the deal to the Senate for ratification was difficult amid opposition to what they saw as barren and a icebox. Alaska was deemed "Seward's folly." Despite this opposition, the treaty was ratified in the Senate on April 9, by one vote. President Johnson signed it, and by October, the Alaska territory was formally under American hands. Alaska had a slow start, but by the 20th century with the discovery of gold and oil, Alaska proved itself as not being Seward's Folly. Alaska would the 49th state in 1959. #onthisdayinhistory #alaska #alaskapurchase #williamhseward #sewardsfolly #russianempire #russianalaska #americanexpansion #1867 #andrewjohnson

HISTORY: On this day in 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from Russia for a sum of $7.2 million...
via @sithira.dasunpriya

#ilovealaskafans #alaskalife #alaska #history #sewardsfolly #greatdeal #dealofthecentury

Happy #SewardDay! #OTD in 1867, William Seward negotiated with the Russian Ambassador Eduard de Stoeckl for the United States’ purchase of Alaska.
Pictured is a Russian samovar that de Stoeckl gifted Seward.

Alaska did not become a state until 1959. - @nimblenews
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A little-known fact, and one certainly neglected in most classrooms, is that the United States government did not technically buy Alaska from Russia. They purchased the rights to negotiate with the Alaska Natives, who had lived there for thousands of years and been treated awfully under Russian occupation. The United States government, characteristically, had no intentions of truly negotiating – so this whole description is just a technicality – and the transfer of power was handed over by the Russians in return for the equivalent of $114 million in today’s dollars. Alaska Natives were not granted United States citizenship until 1924, disqualifying them from voting rights or land ownership. The Bureau of Indian Affairs worked with missionary societies to eradicate indigenous languages, religion, art, music … culture. Michael Peers, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Canada, issued the following apology in 1993: “I accept and confess before God and you, our failures in the residential schools. We failed you. We failed ourselves. We failed God. I am sorry more than I can say…that we were part of a system which took you and your children from home and family…that we tried to remake you in our image…That in our schools so many were abused. On behalf of the Anglican Church of Canada, I offer our apology.”
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