People: 1814

Alexandr Andreyevich Baranov, painting by Mikhail T. Tikhanov, 1818
Alexander Andreyevich Baranov

This group includes those who were connected to the visit of a Russian American Company hunting party to San Nicolas Island in 1814. They were responsible for a massacre of the Nicoleños.

Philip Atash'sha
An Alaska Native hunter from Kodiak Island, Philip Atash'sha labored for the Russian American Company hunting sea otters along the California coast.

Iakov Babin
A fur hunter who worked for the Russian American Company (RAC) in North America, Iakov Babin was the Russian overseer of an Alaska Native hunting crew on San Nicolas Island in 1814.

Alexander Baranov
Chief manager of the Russian American Company in Russian Alaska (1790–1818), Alexander Baranov arranged Russian-led hunting activities on the North American coast.

Boardman & Pope

Boston-based Boardman & Pope shipping enterprise has been falsely connected with the massacre of Nicoleños by Russian American Company hunters.

Peter Chukagnak
A Kodiak Island native, Peter Chukagnak worked for the Russian American Company hunting sea otters on the California coast.

Juan Ignacio Guillermo Cota
Guillermo Cota was commissioner of the town of Los Angeles from 1810–1817.

José Antonio Julian de la Guerra y Noriega
Spanish-born Jose de la Guerra y Noriega served in the Alta California military, holding positions in Santa Barbara and San Diego.

Leontii Hagemeister
Leontii Hagemeister was Chief Manager of the Russian American Company (RAC) in Sitka, Russian Alaska, in 1818. Hagemeister learned about the 1814 massacre of the Nicoleños by RAC hunters.

Ivan Kuskov
Ivan Kuskov was the manager of Fort Ross and the Russian colony in California from 1812 to 1821. Kuskov wrote about the massacre of the Nicoleños by a Russian American Company hunting group in 1814.

Ivan Kyglaia
An Alaska Native hunter conscripted by the Russian American Company, Ivan Kyglaia was part of a sea otter hunting group taken to San Nicolas Island in 1815.

Il'ia Nepogod'ev
A Russian American Company employee, Il'ia Nepogod'ev sailed to the Channel Islands to distribute supplies and collect sea otter skins from company hunters.

Timofei Tarakanov
Timofei Tarakanov was a Russian American Company fur trader who was overseer of many of the company's hunting groups in North America. He was in charge of the sea otter hunting crew that sailed on the Russian ship Il'mena in 1814.

Boris Tarasov
A Russian American Company fur trader, Boris Tarasov was in charge of the hunting group taken to San Nicolas Island on the ship Forester in 1815.

William Wadsworth
William Wadsworth was an American sea captain hired by the Russian American Company (RAC) to sail the Russian ship Il'mena. He took RAC sea otter hunting groups to San Nicolas and San Clemente Islands in 1814.

Isaac Whittemore
American sea captain Isaac Whittemore worked with the Russian American Company transporting hunters and trading furs. Whittemore was wrongly connected to the massacre of the Nicoleños.

Last updated: February 27, 2017