Indian history and culture
Qaxun was the name of one of the dialects of the Aleut language. Qaxun is actually an Aleut band name, referring to
the indigenous people who lived on what are now known as the Rat Islands. The Qaxun dialect was once spoken in this region, but is no longer
The Qaxun Aleuts were displaced during the Russian occupation in the 18th century, and no Aleut people live on these islands today.
Qaxun was a Western Aleut dialect, similar to Atkan and Attuan.
Here are links to our webpages about the Aleut tribe and language:
Aleut Native Americans
The Aleut words
Alaska Native cultures
Here are a few good books about the Aleuts:
Aleut Identities: Tradition and Modernity
Aleut Tales and Narratives
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