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
flagItaly
11%
35%
52%
0%
17
flagSpain
36%
18%
45%
0%
11
flagNorway
28%
24%
44%
4%
25
flagthe United Kingdom
30%
17%
42%
9%
152
flagIndia
29%
20%
41%
8%
24
flagPoland
28%
25%
37%
8%
6236
flagGermany
20%
26%
37%
13%
86
flagCanada
40%
20%
36%
4%
25
flagFrance
40%
9%
36%
13%
22
flagBelgium
18%
27%
36%
18%
11
flagthe Netherlands
29%
35%
35%
0%
17
flagthe United States
24%
32%
25%
16%
190
flagRepublic of Ireland
29%
41%
23%
5%
17
flagUU
40%
30%
10%
20%
10

Gender

men39%
women33%
gold
28%
28%
oil
19%
30%
sea otters
39%
33%
timber
11%
7%

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