Unangax̂ (Aleut) & Alutiiq/Sugpiaq

The coastal areas of southwest Alaska from Prince William Sound through the Aleutian Islands, the Kodiak Archipelago, and the Alaska Peninsula are the traditional homelands of the Unangax̂ and Alutiiq peoples. The Native people of the Aleutian Islands are known by two names, Unangax̂ and Aleut, the former being how they refer to themselves in Unangam tunuu and the later being the name used by Russian explorers in the mid-1700s to several coastal peoples. Similarly, "Alutiiq" is the way Sugpiaq people say Aleut. 

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Biography & Memoir

Moments rightly placed: An Aleutian memoir by Ray Hudson

Reference Materials

The Aleutian and Commander Islands and their inhabitants by Aleš Hrdlička

The history and ethnohistory of the Aleutians East Borough ed. by Richard A. Pierce, Katherine L. Arndt, and Sarah McGowan

Magazines & Journals

Arctic Anthopology - available at Loussac Library on microfilm 1962-2007; via EbscoHost Academic Search Premier 1993-present (12 month delay)

Books about the Unangan & Alutiiq/Sugpiaq Peoples