December 15, 2017

Today in History: Discovery of Kiska Island, Alaska

Today in History–October 25–the Library of Congress features the discovery of Kiska Island, Alaska on this day in 1752. Learn more about the final voyage of the navigator and explorer Captain-Commander Vitus Jonassen Bering by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more singular primary sources related to Kiska Island and Alaska.

Bering, Chirikov, and Gvozdev The Russian Discovery of Alaska

Kiska Island image set

Veteran oral histories: Kiska Island service

More Alaska primary source collections

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