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Anna hootz the Indian Policeman seized a canoe with "hootchenoo" in it and brought it alongside. For a punishment and as a warning to the others returned the goods but destroyed the hootchenoo and broke up the canoe
At 7.50 PM discovered the U.S. Custom House on fire and sent first and second cutters with working parties, two fire extinguishers, one pump and hose to extinguish fire.
Quote Anna hootz the Indian Policeman seized a canoe with "hootchenoo" in it and brought it alongside. For a punishment and as a warning to the others returned the goods but destroyed the hootchenoo and broke up the canoehttp://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Jamestown/vol042of040/vol042of067_030_1.jpg
hoo?chi?noo [hoo-chuh-noo, hoo-chuh-noo] noun, plural hoo?chi?noos.a type of distilled liquor made by Alaskan Indians.Also, hootchinoo.Origin: 1875?80, Americanism; orig. the name of a Tlingit village on Admiralty Island, Alaska, reputed to be a source of illicit liquor; alteration of Tlingit xucnu?w? literally, brown bear's fort ( x??c brown bear + nu?w fortified place)
Title Indian Police Force, Sitka 1881.Description Title taken from accompanying text. Text: In the foreground is Annahootz and beside him is Mary Klan Tech daughter of a subchief of the Kokwanton clan. Mary was sent by Annahootz to warn the white population of Sitka on the night of February 6th. The other policemen cannot be positively identified although an attempt was made to compare them with later known photographs of Katlean, Sitka Jack and Dick Tagich who along with Annahootz were the first Indian policemen appointed by the Navy governors. Beardslee immediately saw the benefits of appointing Indian police officers to control their own people. He enrolled selected and reliable members of the local clans on the Jamestown's roster so that they could be paid a salary as crewmen. They were also given naval uniforms and Annahootz as Chief of the Indian Police is shown in the photograph wearing a naval officer's uniform. The Indian police system was continued and expanded by Beardslee's successors and also by the first civil governors of Alaska. From: Armed Forces on the West Coast. Edited by John Lengellier. Article: "Law and Order on the Alaska Frontier: the Period of Naval Rule (1879-1884)."
This being the Christmas of the Greek Church, and there being much suffering among the poor, on account of the unprecedented cold weather, A quantity of beef and bread amounting to lbs of the former and lbs of the latter, was given to the poor as the contribution of the Government in assistance of a charitable ~ which was being made by citizens of Sitka and officers of the ship the provisions & other presents were divided equitably between the Creoles and Indians.