The signing of the Alaska Treaty of Cessation on March 30, 1867. L-R: Robert S. Chew, William H. Seward, William Hunter, Mr. Bodisco, Eduard de Stoeckl, Charles Sumner and Frederick W. Seward. He insisted that by doing so, Russia would avoid any future conflict with the United States, viewing further U.S. expansion in North America as inevitable.
Tsimshian woman and her daughter in Metlakatla, Alaska - circa 1900 (picasaweb). Tsimshian high class individuals Their society included different classes: nobles, commoners, and slaves (acquired through War or purchase).