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The natural marine environment defines subsistence lifestyles and cultures that date back more than 8,000 years ago.
The Aleuts and the Alutiiq differ in language and culture but a commonality was created from the first contact with the Russians in the 18th century that is evident today.
After the arrival of missionaries in the late 18th century, many Aleuts became Christian by joining the Russian Orthodox Church.
One of the earliest Christian martyrs in North America was Saint Peter the Aleut.
While it is important to acknowledge that American Indian and Alaska Native women experience some of the highest rates of physical and sexual violence in the nation, it is also important to understand that Native women have not always been the targets of abuse.
Before colonization, abuse and domestic violence were rare in tribal communities.
Stretching like a rocky necklace from Asian to North America, the Aleutian Islands and the nearby Alaska Peninsula are the home of the Aleuts.
A good supply of fresh water nearby was a necessity, as a good salmon stream was indispensable; other considerations were availability of driftwood and access to stone materials suitable for tool- and weapon-making and mineral paints, sea mammal hauling grounds, and an elevated lookout post from which one could watch for enemies and whales.As conservationists and people who care deeply for animals and wildlife, we created Alaskan Nature to provide educational information about the flora and fauna of the great state of Alaska.With both our written information and our stunning photos, Alaskan Nature hopes to inspire people in appreciating and understand the true beauty of Alaska Nature.Aleut society was ranked, with hereditary classes of high nobles, commoners, and slaves.The leaders were recruited from the high nobles or the chiefly elite.