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Chief Stefan Lekanoff (1869 - 1941)

Designation 1st Chief. Native Foreman and baidarka maker.

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Chief Theodore Berestoff (1850 - d.)

Chief of Seldovia

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Chief Kirika Buterin (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 (deceased)

Chief of Attu

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Chief "Willie" Tcheripanoff (1903 - 1991)

Chief of Akutan

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Chief Ioann Maksimov Krukoff (1880 - 1931)

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

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Chief Kirill Ermeloff (1853 - d.)

Chief of Nikolski

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Chief Ivan Alekseivich Suvorov (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 and when Netsvetov left the Aleutians for the Yukon, Salamatov became the parish priest for the Atka District....

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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 (1851 - d.)

Chief of St. Paul Island

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Chief Iustin "Eustin" Aleksiiev Shvetsov (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 (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 (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 (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 John A. Denisoff (1874 - d.)

Chief of Kashega

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Chief George Ermeloff (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 (1865 - 1930)

Master sea otter hunter

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Chief Elia Shapsnikoff (1869 - 1935)

Chief of Makushin

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Chief Demetri Lestenkoff (1862 - 1928)

Chief of St. George (designation First Chief)

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Chief Anton A. Melovidov MP (1855 - 1896)

Chief of St. Paul After a trip to the Aleutians, Alaska's Governor Swineford gave further evidence of restrictions on Aleuts' travel. Aleuts told him, he wrote in his 1887 report, that no one could...

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Chief Alfred Steven Prokopeuff (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 (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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