What kind of resources brought Russian colonists to Alaska?

gold
oil
sea otters
timber
Alaska was col­o­nized by Russian fur traders. Rather than hunting by them­selves, the Russians forced the Aleuts to do the work for them. Many of Aleuts had been removed from their home islands and sent as far south as Cal­i­for­nia to hunt sea otter.

Answers distribution

gold
oil
sea otters
timber
answers
flagRussia
14%
14%
57%
0%
14
flagSweden
30%
20%
50%
0%
10
flagBelgium
15%
23%
46%
15%
13
flagSpain
36%
18%
45%
0%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
29%
16%
44%
9%
165
flagNorway
28%
24%
44%
4%
25
flagFrance
37%
8%
41%
12%
24
flagIndia
32%
20%
40%
8%
25
flagItaly
10%
30%
45%
15%
20
flagUkraine
40%
10%
40%
10%
10
flagPoland
28%
25%
36%
8%
6450
flagGermany
22%
26%
36%
13%
90
flagCanada
40%
20%
36%
4%
25
flagthe Netherlands
27%
33%
33%
5%
18
flagRepublic of Ireland
27%
38%
27%
5%
18
flagthe United States
24%
31%
26%
16%
196
flagUnknown
38%
23%
23%
15%
13

Gender

men39%
women33%
gold
28%
28%
oil
20%
30%
sea otters
39%
33%
timber
11%
6%

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