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Notables of Native American Background

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  • David Salamatov (c.1825 - 1892)
    Well-known navigator and cartographer that contributed to the famous atlas of Alaska's coasts, published in 1852
  • St. Peter the Aleut or Cungagnaq (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...
  • St. Jacob Netsvetov (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...
  • Chief Stefan Ivanovich Kriukov (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...
  • Chief Aleksei Meronivich Yachmenoff (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 ...

What is a "notable?". "worthy of notice"; that is, "significant, interesting, or unusual enough to deserve attention or to be recorded". Notable in the sense of being "famous", or "popular"—although not irrelevant—is secondary.

So let's celebrate our indigenous peoples (American Indian, First Nations, Aleuts, Caribbean Islands, Central and South American tribal peoples ... ) and their descendants by adding their profiles to this Project.

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