Youth and Education news Volume 1 February 2012
200 years of history brings
Russians, Indians to Fort Ross
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California: Elders of the Kashia band of Pomo Indians and a Russian consul general recently gathered in California to celebrated the bi-centennial of Fort Ross.
Two hundred years ago, the Russian
American Company that came to area and erected the historic
Russian settlement. It was the California outpost of Russian Alaska.
Kashia tribal members say when Russians lived among them, their treatment of Indians was in sharp contrast to that by Spanish colonists elsewhere in California. The Russian fort was often a safe haven for Indians abused by others colonizers.
This Russian/American Indian
ceremony kicks off a year of events to commemorate the history of
Fort Ross. Planned events include performances of 30-year-old
Russian rock opera -- a story of love between a Russian nobleman and
the daughter of the Spanish commandante in San Francisco in the
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