Near Jenner in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Native Alaskan Village
Native Alaskans, brought to Fort Ross by the Russian-American Company to hunt sea mammals and provide a work force for the colon, established a village on the marine terrace in front of the fort. The neighborhood also included the dwellings of inter-ethnic households composed of Native Alaskan men and local Native Californian women, In this "View of Fort Ross, 1828" by A. B. Duhaut-Cilly these homes appear on the far left above the ocean. This one-half acre site was investigated by archeologists from State Parks and the University of California, Berkeley, from 1989 through 1992; the artifacts recovered reveal the heritage of the inhabitants.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1989.
Location. 38° 30.833′ N, 123° 14.7′ W. Marker is near Jenner, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from Highway 1 near Fort Ross Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jenner CA 95450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sandy Beach Cove (within shouting distance of this marker); The Call Family ResidenceFort Ross Defenses (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Russian Village Site - Sloboda (about 500 feet away); California's First Windmill (about 600 feet away); Fort Ross Chapel (about 600 feet away); The Russian Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Fort Ross Cove (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jenner.
Also see . . . Fort Ross State Historic Park. California State Parks website entry (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2009, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,118 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2009, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.