Alutiiq Villages Under Russian and U.S. Rule

This volume examines Alutiiq history within the larger context of Russian and American expansionism. Sonja Luehrmann uses source material in both English and Russian in order to create a work focused on the intersection of the two colonial perspectives - throwing light on our understanding of the differences in the way each society incorporated the Alutiiq community, both as a labor force and a social entity. Luehrmann examines the changing patterns of settlement and demography among the Alutiiq as the population responded to the conditions they encountered: economic exploitation, new cultural influences, intermarriage, disease, and the eruption of Novarupta. Alutiiq Villages under Russian and U.S. Rule is a major resource for anyone working on Alutiiq history or the region's history in the Russian colonial period.