Aleut Culture and People
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The Aleut Nation are the first people of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and Kamchatka Krai, Russia. The name "Aleut" comes from the Aleut word allíthuh, meaning "community." A regional self-denomination is Unangax̂, Unangan or Unanga, meaning "original people." The name Aleut was given to the Unangan by Russian fur traders in the mid-18th century
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Seal Intestine Waterproof Hooded Coat -- Contains in excess of embroidery stitches in the border alone. The cuffs & hem of 14 thin bands of parchment-like sealskin are dyed red & black, overwoven w/ caribou-hair in geometric patterns -- Aleutian Islands.

WOMAN OF POWER MASK Pin/Pendant Denise Wallace (Chugach/Sugpiaq, b. 1957) is a contemporary artist inspired by a timeless connection between her people and the northwest coast of North America.

WOMAN OF POWER MASK Pin/Pendant Denise Wallace (Chugach/Sugpiaq, b. is a contemporary artist inspired by a timeless connection between her people and the northwest coast of North America.

A hat to be worn while kayaking. Aleut, 1867. At the Peabody Museum at Harvard University.

Here's a look at a display of Alaskan, and specifically Aleut, items at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology .

Coming Home: The Return of the Alutiiq Masks

Coming Home: The Return of the Alutiiq Masks

Alutiiq Headdress

Alutiiq Headdress

Alutiiq Heritage - Discover Kodiak - Kodiak Island, Alaska

Traditional Alutiiq wardrobe: "snow-falling" parkas with beautiful, beaded headdresses trimmed with ermine fur

Arseni Arkishof - Aleut - 1890

Arseni Arkishof - Aleut - 1890

Andrew Abyo is an artist from Alaska specializing in Alutiiq cultural items including this beautiful mask.

Andrew Abyo is an artist from Alaska specializing in Alutiiq cultural items including this beautiful mask.

watercolor painting of a cod, by Alutiiq artist Helen Simeonoff

watercolor painting of a cod, by Alutiiq artist Helen Simeonoff kK

Skinboat Journal: Aleut Paddle Orientation, Again

I had previously seen this photo of Unangan (Aleut) paddlers in George Dyson& book, Baidarka.

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