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Chief Vasilii Dediukhin MP (deceased)

Chief of Amlia

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Chief Feodor Nikolaev Dediukhin MP (deceased)

Chief of Adak, Amlia, and Atka, following the death of his father. Vacated position as Chief after 1867 and became a Church Reader at the Russian mission on the Yukon, Ikogmiut.

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Chief Nikolai Vasil'evich Dediukhin MP (deceased)

Chief of Adak, Amlia, and Atka, nominated in 1824 and confirmed in 1826

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Chief Sergei Dmitrievich Pan'kov MP (deceased)

Chief of the Andreanof Islands, after the death of his brother circa 1786. Recieved of a gold medal from explorer, Captain Billings, in 1782.

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Chief Tayagul Ayagitak MP (b. - c.1786)

Chief of the Andreanof Islands

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Chief Aleksandr Potopovich "Tyutgin" Zaikov MP (deceased)

Born as Tyutgin and Baptized as Aleksandr Potopovich Zaikov, he was the Chief of Attu.

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Flore Lekanof, Sr. MP (1926 - 2010)

Flore Lekanof, an Aleut native of Saint George Island in Alaska, a leading defender of Native Alaskan rights in the 20th century, and a member of Saint Katherine Mission, fell asleep in the Lord here o...

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Chief Yelisey "Kagulux" Pupyshev MP (deceased)

Chief of Imagna Village in Unalaska Bay

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Chief Vasilli Innokentiovich Shaishnikoff MP (1861 - 1931)

Chief of Unalaska from 1887 to 1902

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Chief Sergei Kassianova Golley MP (1861 - d.)

Chief of Atka

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Chief Ruff Burdukovskii MP (1830 - 1901)

Chief of Unalaska

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Chief Ioanne "John" B. Yatchmenoff MP (1874 - 1932)

Chief of Kashega

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Chief Elia Borenin MP (1889 - d.)

Chief and Starosta of Makushin

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Abraham Yatchmenev MP (c.1806 - 1878)

Kashega Starosta (beginning 1850) and Baidarshchik for the Russian-America Company since the 1830s

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Gregory Stefanovich Kriukov MP (c.1825 - 1882)

Gregory, was born circa 1825 and entered Russian-America company (RA) service at a young age and, working out of the Unalaska office, eventually became their agent at Biorka. After the sale of Alaska, ...

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Reverend Deacon Alexander A. Ivanoff MP (1896 - 1970)

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Chief Jake Ivanoff MP (1944 - 2012)

Chief of the Kenaitze Tribe

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Father Elary Stepetin Gromoff Jr. MP (1901 - 1981)

Adopted. Son of Elary and Anna Stepetin. Political leader; church reader and choir conductor. Ordained a priest and served on St. George Island.

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Chief Kerrick Artamonov MP (c.1827 - 1907)

Chief of St. Paul, Alaska

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Chief Martin Nederazoff MP (1853 - 1900)

2nd Chief of St. Paul, Alaska

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Chief Ivan Ivanovich "John J." Kudrin MP (1870 - d.)

Chief of Kashega, church reader

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Chief Jacob Kozloff MP (1863 - 1925)

Chief of Biorka

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Reverend Innokentii Mikhailov Lestenkov MP (1830 - 1895)

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Chief George Yatchmenoff MP (1891 - 1963)

2nd Chief of Kashega

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Protodeacon Perfenia Pletnikoff Sr. MP (1923 - 1998)

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Chief Rodion Petrov Malutin MP (1857 - d.)

Chief of Afognak and Starosta

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Starosta Aleksandr Iakovlev Knagin MP (1839 - 1923)

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Reverend Vasilii Ivanovich "William" Kashevarof MP (1844 - 1899)

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Deacon Vasilii Efima Orlov MP (c.1838 - d.)

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Archpriest Nikolai Stefanov Rysev MP (1829 - 1911)

Priest of the Russian Orthodox Church in Kodiak

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Deacon John Tcheripanoff MP (1921 - 2000)

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Reverend Innokenty Kassianov Shaishnikoff MP (1824 - 1883)

He was sent to Unalaska to be the first Native Orthodox priest at that church. He served there for 35 years.

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Reverend Vasilii Basil Petrovich Kashevarof MP (1868 - 1920)

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Very Reverend Peter Petrov Kashevarof MP (1857 - 1930)

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Reverend Peter Gordon Gould MP (1900 - 1988)

A Sugpiaq Creole that grew up in Unga and became a Methodist Reverend

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Reverend Peter George Bourdukofsky MP (1943 - 2005)

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Reverend Nikolai Petrov Kashevarof MP (1859 - 1933)

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Reverend Moisei Lavrentiev Salamatov MP (1843 - 1887)

Parish Priest at Belkofski for 12 years and former school teacher in Sitka, educated at the Novo-Arkhangel'sk seminary.

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Reverend Michael Garassim Oskolkoff MP (1893 - 1981)

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Very Reverend Ishmail Vick Gromoff MP (1924 - 1993)

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Father Petr Filippovich Kashevarov MP (1829 - 1879)

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Father Lavrentii Petrov Kashevarof MP (1866 - 1907)

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Father Gavrilo Filipov Kashevarof MP (1806 - 1866)

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Archpriest Paul R. Merculief MP (1939 - 2013)

A master of language and one of the few Aleuts that could both speak proficiently and translate the language. Father Paul worked for the Cultural Heritage Department of the Aleutian Pribilof Island A...

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Reverend Peter Petrovich Kashevarof MP (1884 - 1919)

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Very Reverend Andrew Petrovich Kashevarof MP (1863 - 1940)

An Aleut Creole, Russian Orthodox Priest, and founder of the Alaska Territorial Historical Library and Museum. Bio: Son of Petr Filippovich, a priest, and Mariia Arkhimandritov. Like his father and...

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Father Ioann Efimov Orlov MP (1859 - d.)

Important Native linguist for the Russian Orthodox Church and expert in Central Yup'ik

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Chief Stefan Lekanoff MP (1869 - 1941)

Designation 1st Chief. Native Foreman and baidarka maker.

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Chief Theodore Berestoff MP (1850 - d.)

Chief of Seldovia

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Chief Kerick Buterin MP (1838 - d.)

Chief of St. Paul (designation 1st Chief). Picture of St Paul, Alaska from 1930 uploaded by Linda Larsen of King Cove, Alaska.

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Chief Agafangel Prokopioff MP (deceased)

Chief of Attu

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Chief "Willie" Tcheripanoff MP (1903 - 1991)

Chief of Akutan

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Chief Ioann Maksimov Krukoff MP (1880 - 1931)

Chief of St. Paul from 1913-1914 and appointed Starosta in 1912.

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Chief Kirill Ermeloff MP (1853 - d.)

Chief of Nikolski

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Chief Ivan Alekseivich Suvorov MP (1862 - c.1934)

Chief of Umnak Island

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Agrafena Rastorguev MP (1780 - 1835)

Native Alutiiq from Afognak Island, Kodiak region, which is considered the mother of the original 9 old families that formed the village of Ninilchik (Kvasnikoff, Oskolkoff, Crawford, Steik, Kelly, Jac...

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Chief Ivan Gavrill Pan'kov MP (1778 - 1850)

Chief of Tigalda Island that assisted Ivan Veniaminov, Russian Orthodox missionary, in learning the Unangan / Eastern Aleut language, developing an alphabet, and recording information about the people ...

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Fr. Lavrentii Semenov Salamatov MP (c.1818 - 1864)

Fr. Lavrentii Salamatov from Attu was educated by Iakov Netsvetov on Atka. He was ordained in 1844 and when Netsvetov left the Aleutians for the Yukon, Salamatov became the parish priest for the Atka D...

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Chief William Peter Zaharoff MP (1883 - 1962)

Chief of Unalaska and Starosta of the Russian Orthodox Church, Bill and his wife Mary P. Tutiakoff were amongst the WWII Aleut evacuees that were forcibly removed from their homes and sent to and inter...

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Peter Jonah Kostrometinoff, Jr. MP (1896 - 1941)

First Mayor of Sitka, Alaska Telephone entrepeneur and Sitka's first mayor, Peter KOSTROMETINOFF Jr. (1896-1941) was the son of Peter J. KOSTROMETINOFF Sr. (1859-1931) & his wife Elizavieta KASHEVA...

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John Ben "Benny" Benson Jr. MP (1913 - 1972)

John Ben "Benny" Benson, Jr. was the Aleut boy who designed the flag of Alaska. Benny was 13 when he won a contest in 1927 to design the flag for the territory of Alaska, which became a U.S. state in 1...

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Lt. Gov. Loren Dwight Leman MP

Ninilchik, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States

Loren Dwight Leman was the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, traces his family history in Alaska to a marriage in Kodiak more than 200 years ago between a Russian shipbuilder and an Alutiiq woman fr...

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Andrew Gronholdt MP (1915 - 1998)

Andrew Gronholdt was a famous Aleut from Sand Point, Alaska in the Shumagin Islands south of the lower Alaska Peninsula and became famous for rejuvenating the ancient Unangan art of carving hunting hat...

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Sergie Sovoroff MP (1901 - 1989)

Sergie Sovoroff was an Aleut educational leader in the 20th Century. He was born on Umnak Island in the Aleut village of Nikolski in 1902. Sovoroff was born only nine years before the United States gov...

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Chief Lawrence Sava "Larry" Matfay MP (1907 - 1998)

Larry Sava Matfay was born in1907 in Akhiok, which was also the home of his parents, Pelagia Kejuk and Sava Matfay. Known as the last chief of Akhiok, he passed away in 1998. Mr. Matfay was a distingui...

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Walter Metrokin MP (1868 - 1918)

Even before Walter Metrokin aided a 1916 expedition team to look into “the Hole” of the volcano, people had considered him a hero. Thought to have killed more than 70 bears in his days as...

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Chief George M. Borenin MP (1897 - 1965)

Chief of Kashega

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Chief Nicholai Simeon Lekanoff MP

Former Chief of Unalaska / Caretaker (Startosta) of the Orthodox Church of the Holy Ascension in Unalaska

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Chief Karp Buterin MP (1851 - d.)

Chief of St. Paul Island

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Chief Iustin "Eustin" Aleksiiev Shvetsov MP (1850 - d.)

Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church in Alaska Shvetsov, Iustin B. Born Jul 1, 1850; Baptized July 8, 1850 to parents of Aleksei, and Paraskoviia in Unalaska, AK 1850 page 14 item 18---------------...

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Chief Nicoli Gromov MP (1868 - 1912)

For years the first chief on this island and perhaps the most able man there, …He had marked executive ability and used it to great effectiveness in handling the men as first chief. The latter p...

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Chief Nikolai Ivanov Kriukov MP (1849 - d.)

Chief of St. Paul Island (designation First Chief)

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Major General Jacob Lestenkof, USA (Ret) MP

Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, United States

General Lestenkof served in the Army National Guard, as Adjutant General of Alaska. He was also the Federal Regional Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs for Alaska, in addition to the Deputy Commi...

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Chief William N. Dyakanoff MP (1892 - 1967)

Chief of Unalaska

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Chief Tikhon Dorofeiev Golodov MP (deceased)

Chief of Attu and fully literate in the Russian language

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Chief Michael Gorga Hodikoff MP (1893 - 1945)

Chief of Attu that died in captivity during WWII, as a civilian POW to the Japanese, which forcibly removed the residents of Attu from their island and sent them to Japan.

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Chief Luke Shelikoff MP (1908 - 1982)

The last Chief of Akutan

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Chief Ioann "John" Aleksiev Denisoff MP (1874 - d.)

Chief of Kashega

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Chief Grigorii "George" Ermeloff MP (1880 - d.)

Chief of Umnak

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Chief Filaret Prokopioff MP (1870 - 1910)

Chief of Attu noted for work with researcher, Waldemar Jochelson, contributing to the "Aleut Tales and Narratives", published by the Alaska Native Language Center.

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Chief Emilian Zarharovich Berikoff MP (1865 - 1930)

Master sea otter hunter

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Chief Elia Michael Shaposnikoff MP (1869 - 1935)

Chief of Makushin

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Chief Dimitri Innokentovich Lestenkof MP (1862 - 1928)

Chief of St. George (designation First Chief)

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Chief Anton A. Melovidov MP (1855 - 1896)

Chief of St. Paul. His father was Russian and Alutiiq and his mother was Russian and California Indian, either Coast Miwok or the much more likely Kashaya Pomo. After a trip to the Aleutians, Alask...

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Chief Alfred Steven Prokopeuff MP (1909 - d.)

Chief of Attu

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Chief Alexey William Ermeloff MP (1881 - 1956)

Chief of Biorka, was a Starosta and Reader in the Russian Orthodox Church.

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Chief Alex Gordieff MP (1925 - d.)

Chief of Kashega

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Chief Aleksei Meronivich Yachmenoff MP (1866 - 1937)

Chief of Unalaska and noted as the last Great Chief of the Aleuts, Aleksei was a sea otter hunter and carpenter. He served 35 Years as a Warden (Starosta) for the Unalaska Orthodox Church and 41 Years ...

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Chief Stefan Ivanovich Kriukov MP (b. - c.1862)

Chief of Umnak and the son of Ivan Vasil'evich Kriukov, head of the powerful Krukoff Family. He served as Starosta between 1831-1842. Chief Kriukov was the co-architect of the Russian Orthodox Church...

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St. Jacob Netsvetov MP (1802 - 1864)

Saint Jacob Netsvetov, Enlightener of Alaska, was a native of the Aleutian Islands who became a priest of the Orthodox Church and continued the missionary work of St. Innocent among his and other Ala...

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St. Peter the Aleut or Cungagnaq MP (b. - 1815)

Cungagnaq (date of birth unknown - d. 1815) is venerated as a martyr and saint (as Peter the Aleut) by some jurisdictions of the Eastern Orthodox Church. He was allegedly a native of Kodiak Island (A...

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