Change the Name of Baranof Island
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In 1805 the Russian Imperial Navy Captain Yuri Fyodorovich Lisyansky bestowed the name Baranof to the traditional Tlingit island of Sheet’-ká X'áat'l after the manager of the Russian American Company, Alexander Andreyevich Baranov.
In 1867, Russia wrongfully sold Alaska for $7.2 million dollars to the United States. In 1958, the Alaska Statehood Act was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, making Alaska the 49th state January 3, 1959.
Alaska is proud to be The Last Frontier and Sitkan's are honored to hold the rich history of its past. With that being said, sign the petition to change Baranof Island back to its rightful traditional name given by its first inhabitants and keepers: The Tlingit people of SE Alaska. Help us give peace to the Kiks.ádi.
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