Aleut - A native American culture inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and coastal areas of Southwest Alaska.
Armory - A building especially made for storing military equipment.
Atlatals - a weapon used by the Aleuts to hunt sea otters. It was like a spear that they threw and it was attached to a rope so that they could pull the otter back to the baidarka.
Baidarka - A type of kayak or boat the Aleuts used for hunting sea otters It was made from the intestines of seals.
Ceremony - A formal act or set of acts performed usually for religious purposes.
Creole - A person with a Russian father and Native American mother.
Expedition - A long journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite objective.
Kashaya Pomo - A tribe or colony of people that used to live next to Fort Ross.
Merchant- A person who specializes in trading
Mettini - what the Kashaya Pomo called Fort Ross.
Mission-A Spanish church
Pelts-The fur of an animal
Russian Orthodox Church - the main church within Russia. It is a form of Christianity.
Russian-American Company - The company that built Fort Ross.
Scurvy-A medical condition that happens when you don't get enough vitamin C.
Settlement Ross - what the Russians called Fort Ross. They called it "Settlement Ross" because there was never a battle at Fort Ross.
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