reply to post by JHumm
reply to post by pheonix358
Tell that to the Native American population. People in glass houses and all that.
Since North America was colonized by European powers and not the US (we did not even exist at the time) our glass house is ok for now.edit on 30-3-2014 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)
The treaty provided for a purchase price of $7.2 million in gold. All private property was to be retained by its owners--there wasn't much--and Russian Orthodox Church members were to assume title to churches built in Alaska by the Russian government or the Russian-American Company.. The United States Senate approved the treaty by a large majority. On October 18, 1867, transfer ceremonies occurred at Sitka and Alaska became a United States possession.
When and how did the United States come to own Alaska?
In the cession of territory and dominion made by the preceding article are included the right of property in all public lots and squares, vacant lands, and all public buildings, fortifications, barracks, and other edifices which are not private individual property. It is, however, understood and agreed, that the churches which have been built in the ceded territory by the Russian government, shall remain the property of such members of the Greek Oriental Church resident in the territory, as may choose to worship therein. Any government archives, papers, and documents relative to the territory and dominion aforesaid, which may be now existing there, will be left in the possession of the agent of the United States; but an authenticated copy of such of them as may be required, will be, at all times, given by the United States to the Russian government, or to such Russian officers or subjects as they may apply for.
Transcript of Check for the Purchase of Alaska (1868)
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
It was paid for in gold, when gold was less than $20/oz. I wonder how much gold they'd give to buy it back. LOL at even entertaining the possibility.
reply to post by Xcathdra
I was referring to the treatise signed by the Federal Government of the US that gave North American Natives titles to tracts of land and then took those lands away. Time and time again The US Government has reneged on such treatise.
Wasn't there a recent dispute with several islands in the Bearing Sea where Obama gave ownership back to Russia?