(Subgroups include UNANGA and ALUTIIQ)
A mainly Orthodox people in southern
Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.
The first modern Orthodox mission to America, headed by
Fr. Joasaph Bolotov, was sent
to the Aleuts in 1793. One of the missionaries,
St. Herman of Alaska is their national
enlightener and patron; St. Juvenaly
and later St. Innocent also worked among
From the US annexation of Alaska until the 1960s
the Aleut culture was severely repressed and persecuted,
but has somehow survived.
Norman Hugh Redington
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