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1882 Shelling of Alaskan Native American Village of Angoon (USRC CORWIN & LT Michael Healy)

Shelling of the Alaskan Native American Village of Angoon, October 1882 In response to a group of Native Americans taking hostages and property from a trading company near Angoon, Alaska, in October 1882, the US Navy sent an expedition to provide assistance. After freeing the hostages, Commander E.C. Merriman, USN, shelled and burned the village of Angoon on the southwestern side of Admiralty Island at Kootznahoo Inlet.

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