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Originally inhabited by Alutiiq natives for over 7000 years, the city was settled in the 18th century by the subjects of the Russian crown and became the capital of Russian Alaska.

In the Alutiiq language, kadiak means "island". In 1763, the Russian explorer Stephan Glotov discovered the island, calling it Kad’yak (Кадьяк). He was followed by the British captain James Cook fifteen years later, who first penned "Kodiak" in his journals in 1778.

Kodiak became a state in 1959.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:Alaska, Kodiak

Early Morning Approach to Kodiak Island Alaska - Kodiak air field

Early Morning Approach to Kodiak Island Alaska - Kodiak air field

Baranov Museum, Kodiak Alaska

Baranov Museum, Kodiak Alaska

Baranov Museum, Kodiak Alaska

Baranov Museum, Kodiak Alaska

Bear Skin Rug, Baranov Museum, Kodiak Alaska

Bear Skin Rug, Baranov Museum, Kodiak Alaska

Fish Processing Plant

Fish Processing Plant

Russian Orthodox Church, Kodiak Alaska

Russian Orthodox Church, Kodiak Alaska

Russian Orthodox Church, Kodiak Alaska

Russian Orthodox Church, Kodiak Alaska

Fort Abercrombie

Fort Abercrombie

View from Fort Abercrombie

View from Fort Abercrombie

View from Fort Abercrombie

View from Fort Abercrombie

Plants on the grounds of Fort Abercrombie

Plants on the grounds of Fort Abercrombie

Plants on the grounds of Fort Abercrombie

Plants on the grounds of Fort Abercrombie

Plants on the grounds of Fort Abercrombie

Plants on the grounds of Fort Abercrombie

View from Fort Abercrombie

View from Fort Abercrombie

View from Fort Abercrombie

View from Fort Abercrombie