Fort Stikine

FORT STIKINE  () was an HBC trading post at the mouth of the STIKINE R on Wrangell Island. Built by the Russians in 1834 and called Fort St Dionysius, it became HBC property in 1840 following Russian agreement to lease the Alaska Panhandle to the HBC. In Apr 1842 the officer in charge, John McLoughlin Jr, was murdered by his men. Gov George SIMPSON, who arrived at the post not long after, blamed the tragedy on the deceased—wrongly, as it...

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