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Travel: Sitka offers visitors views of Alaska’s Indian, Russian histories

SITKA, Alaska — This pretty little town, looking out over the wide Pacific from its toehold on Baranof Island, is a very American place, with all the requisite pickup trucks, strip shopping centers and ramshackle cabins near pricey vacation homes.But something else is at work, too: Echoes of other traditions that make Sitka a unique stew pot of history and cultures.Sitka was the capital of Russia’s American territories and the site of the official transfer of Alaska to the United States […]
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