The Raven and the Double Eagle
A book about Sitka during the Russian Era, the life of the Russian American Company workers and their families, and their relationships with the Tlingit who lived just outside the fortress walls.
After arriving in Sitka in 1952, Davis interviewed many native and non-native elders about their recollections and stories related to Russian America and early Sitka. These oral histories for the centerpiece of the book. Richly illustrated with 25 pen and ink drawings by Davis, the book interweaves local oral history and anecdotal tales with previously published history to focus on the everyday life of workers and their interactions with the Tlingit. Included are the fascinating tales from Illya, a Russian cabin boy who jumped ship in Sitka during the Russian era. Jim’s interviews included Mark Jacobs Sr., Alex Andrews, Ester Littlefield(stories from her mother), A.P. Johnson, and Nick Boshanyan(sp) former Russian and later U.S. Custom Agent.
Price $19.95, plus S&H
Paperback: 146 pages
Publisher: Xlibris (November 22, 2010)
Please call (907) 747-6455 to order.