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.
Early Morning Approach to Kodiak Island Alaska - Kodiak air fieldBaranov Museum, Kodiak AlaskaBaranov Museum, Kodiak AlaskaBear Skin Rug, Baranov Museum, Kodiak AlaskaFish Processing PlantRussian Orthodox Church, Kodiak AlaskaRussian Orthodox Church, Kodiak AlaskaFort AbercrombieView from Fort AbercrombieView from Fort AbercrombiePlants on the grounds of Fort AbercrombiePlants on the grounds of Fort AbercrombiePlants on the grounds of Fort AbercrombieView from Fort AbercrombieView from Fort Abercrombie

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