Aleut People

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The Aleut people live and subsist in one of the harshest and most beautiful parts of the world. They need to have the best clothing, dwellings, transportation and food to survive. And still in the long winter days they manage to play and recreate.

 

Aleut Clothing

In addition to skillfully manufacturing the family clothing from materials of their surroundings, the women made waterproof garments from the intestines of sea mammals. They were called kamleikas and were used by men going to sea, and also used as ceremonial garments; these were of a special design and had colorful ornamentation made from bird feathers, soft animal furs and other dyed materials.

The Aleuts layered their clothing for maximum protection from the harsh elements. The Kamleika or Rain Gear as we call it today is still needed to stay dry in the Aleutians. Rain gear layered with, fleece, wool or polypropylene wear is the choice over animal skins and mammal gut for the Aleut in the Aleutians.

The women were also expert and artful grass weavers, this is confirmed by the preservation of ancient Aleut baskets, sleep mats, wall dividers, hand mitts and foot coverings that have been recovered and are displayed in museums, today. Some of the baskets were woven so tightly that they were able to contain water; this leads us to believe that hand mitts and grass foot coverings were woven tightly enough to repel water, keeping the hands and feet dry.

Region & History

The Aleut Region is part of the Ring of Fire, stretching over a thousand miles into the Bering Sea and Pacific Ocean. The Aleutians are the birth place for some of the wildest storms known to man. Fish and marine mammals are abundant in the waters surrounding the Pribilof and Aleutian Islands.

The Aleut people in the past and today call this place in the world Home.

Aleut Land and Sea

The Aleut Region starts in the east at Sand Point and stretches over a thousand miles along the Aleutian Chain to Attu in the west, and to the Pribilofs to the north. Aleut people have inhabited this part of the world for a long, long, long time and they still do today.

Aleut Region Map

Aleutian Volcanoes

There are over 45 volcanoes  part of the Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean.

Aleutian Islands

Over 167 named islands in the five major island groups, which are the Fox Islands, Islands of Four Mountains, Andreanof Islands, Rat Islands, Near Islands and the Eastern Islands, south of the Alaska Peninsula. Unimak Island is the eighth largest island in the United States, with Unalaska Island being the thirteenth largest.

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Aleut Corporation

The Aleut Corporation was established in 1972 under ANCSA. The corporation received a settlement of $19.5 million, and was entitled to 70,789 acres of surface lands and 1.572 million acres of subsurface estate. Voting shares of stock were issued to 3,249 shareholders.

The Aleut Corporation was established in 1972 under ANCSA. The corporation received a settlement of $19.5 million, and was entitled to 70,789 acres of surface lands and 1.572 million acres of subsurface estate. Voting shares of stock were issued to 3,249 shareholders.

Most of the Aleut Corporation’s ANCSA selections are on the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian, Shumagin, and Pribilof Islands, situated between Port Moller and the Alaska Peninsula and the western tip of Atka Island. The corporation owns the village site of Attu as well as numerous historical and cemetery sites between Atka and the Alaska Peninsula.

The Aleut Corporation currently manages and sells sand, gravel, minerals and rock aggregates as part of its subsurface rights within the region.

The Corporation’s primary areas of business are real estate, government operations and maintenance contracting, aggregate sales, and investments in oil and gas producing properties and marketable securities.

Native Villages and Village Corporations in the Aleut Region:

Community Name Corporationoration Name
Akutan Akutan Corporation
Atka Atxam Corporation
Belkofski Belkofski Corporation
False Pass Isanotski Corporation
King Cove King Cove Corporation
Nelson Lagoon Nelson Lagoon Corporation
Nikolski Chaluka Corporation
Pauloff Harbor Sanak Corporation
Sand Point Shumagin Corporation
St. Paul Tanadgusik Corporation
St. George St. George Tanadax Corporation
Unalaska Ounalashka Corporation
Unga Unga Corporation