On Oct. 18, 1867, a Sitka ceremony featured the raising of the US flag over the fort; but this flag wasn’t raised over Kuiu Kwaan and Tennakee Kwaan soil.
Doctor of Law (Land & Title Specialist) James P. Bailey’s “Smoking Gun” research found:
• US claims title to Alaska through a quitclaim from the Tsar of Russia by the Treaty of Cession of 1867. In 1821 the Tsar attempted to restrict other nations from the waters that washed the shores of the northwest coast of North America; i.e. to all territory lying north of the 51st degree of latitude by virtue of discovery.