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Pribilof Aleut (Pribilof Aleuts)
Pribilof Aleut is the name of one of the dialects of the Aleut language. It is an Eastern Aleut dialect, very similar to Unalaskan.
The Pribilof Aleuts have an unusual history-- the Pribilof Islands were originally uninhabited, but in the early 1800's, Russian colonists
forced many eastern Aleut people to relocate there to hunt fur seals and other sea mammals for them. Because of Russian relocations, many
islands where Aleut people once lived stand empty today, while there are still thriving communities on the formerly unoccupied Pribilofs.
Here are links to our webpages about the Pribilof Aleut tribe and language:
Pribilof Aleut language
Aleut Native Americans
The Aleut words
Alaska Native cultures
Here are links to more Internet resources about the Pribilof Aleuts:
The Pribilof Aleuts: A Century of Servitude
The Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands
And here are a few good books about the Pribilof Aleuts:
Aleut Identities: Tradition and Modernity
Aleut Tales and Narratives
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