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Overview

This unusual case study integrates vital data and interpretations to give a complete historical picture of the Aleuts, who have lived for 9,000 years in a remote and inhospitable part of the earth, and whose ancestors are connected with the original human inhabitants of the New World.

William S. Laughlin, University of Connecticut

Foreword.
Acknowledgements.
1. Introduction.
2. The Aleut People: Unangan.
3. Environment: The Aleut Ecosystem.
4. Hunting.
5. Ancient Village Life.
6. The Whale Swimming North: Anangula.
7. Chaluka: The Last 4000 Years of Aleut History.
8. The Use and Abuse of Mummies.
9. Words, Language, and Culture.
10. Cossacks.
11. Modern Life in an Ancient Village.