Alutiiq Villages Under Russian And U.S. Rule
Alutiiq Villages Under Russian And U.S. Rule
Alutiiq Villages Under Russian And U.S. Rule

Alutiiq Villages Under Russian And U.S. Rule

  • Publish Date: 2009-02-03
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Sonja Luehrmann
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Sonja Luehrmanns volume examines Alutiiq history within the larger context of Russian and American expansionism. The author uses source material in both English and Russian in order to create a work focused on the intersection of the two colonial perspectivesthrowing 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. In a series of map essays, 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. The addition of Russian source material fills an important blank in this unique history and makes Alutiiq Villages Under Russian and U.S. Rule a major resource for anyone working on Alutiiq history or the regions history in the Russian colonial period.

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