on Baranof I., at Old Sitka, 6 mi. N of Sitka; Alex. Arch.
this is the first Russian settlement built in 1799 at Sitka by Alexander Baranov, first governor of Russian American colonies, who named it "Fort Archangel Gabriel." from the Tlingit Indians. the fort and killed or captured most of its inhabitants. captives were released after an ultimatum was issued by the officer aboard a British ship in the harbor (Bancroft, 1886, p. 405-406). a new fort called "Fort Archangel Michael" at a new location 5 miles to the south which developed into the present city of Sitka.