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St. Peter the Aleut

XIX Century
Native Alaskan seal-hunter captured by the Spanish in California during the period of tension between Russia and Spain and killed for refusing to convert from Orthodoxy to Roman Catholicism. Those who deny that such an event could have taken place as late as 1815 have, in my opinion, a naive conception of the treatment of Native Americans on the California frontier.

Norman Hugh Redington

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