New book chronicles the run up to the battle for Sitka

Two of Southeast Alaska’s leading cultural historians have published a new book about the battle for Sitka. The book documents the eventsleading up to the battles of 1802 and 1804, which took place at sites now known as “Old Sitka” and Sitka National Historical Park. The little-understood episode was last major conflict between North American Natives and a colonizing European power.

Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka