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Chief Pontiac MP (c.1720 - 1769)

Chief Pontiac (1720 - April 20, 1769) was a great leader of the Ottawa Indian tribe. He organized his and other tribes in the Great Lakes area to fight the British, in what is known as Pontiac's War (1...

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Reader Anfesia T. Shapsnikoff (Lazaroff) MP (1901 - 1973)

Anfesia Shapsnikoff was an Aleut leader and educator born October 1, 1901, at Atka, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands. Renowned for her weaving of Aleut grass baskets, Anfesia flew to many communities thr...

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Deacon Michael Philip Tutiakoff MP (1892 - 1934)

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Chief Lazar Gordieff MP (1856 - 1888)

Chief of Chernofsky

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Chief Michael Gordieff MP (1834 - d.)

Chief of Chernofsky

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Gabriel Stepetin Kochergin MP (1911 - d.)

Activist for Aleut rights and 1st mayor of St. Paul, Alaska

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Armie Hammer MP

Los Angeles, California, United States

Armand Douglas "Armie" Hammer , born August 28, 1986, is an American actor. He is a descendant of several famous figures, including the founder of the Communist Party of America, the founder of the Arm...

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Chief Aleksandr Panashvigik MP (1796 - d.)

Chief of Chiniak Settlement

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Commander George Philip, Jr. (1912 - 1945)

. George Philip Jr. (14 April 1912 – 16 June 1945) was a United States Navy Commander and recipient of the Navy Cross and Silver Star. He died during a kamikaze attack while commanding USS Twi...

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Lt. Commander John C. Waldron (1900 - 1942)

John Charles Waldron (August 24, 1900 – June 4, 1942) was a United States Navy aviator who led a squadron of torpedo bombers in World War II. He and most of his squadron perished in the Battle...

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Chief Samuel G. Johnson MP (1889 - 1976)

Chief of Angoon and Deisheetaan from Yeil Hit (Raven House).

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Chief Joseph H. Denny Sr. MP (1905 - 1984)

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Chief Thomas Skultka MP (1851 - 1921)

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Chief Joseph Shakes Hayward MP (1817 - d.)

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Chief Akenfa Galaktionoff MP (1896 - 1937)

2nd Chief of Makushin

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Chief Henry Denny Jr., Gashéiksh IV MP (1903 - 1979)

Chief Henry Denny Jr., also known as Gashéiksh IV (Kashakes IV), was Tlingit Indian leader, orator, Naa Sháade Háni (clan leader) for the Neix.ádi Clan, Ch’áak...

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Reverend Evon Bereskin MP

Acting Rector for the Holy Ascension of Our Lord Cathedral, located in Unalaska.

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Chief Andrei Ash'shyo MP (deceased)

Chief of Chinikatskoe Village

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Chief Mosei Kurnyk MP (deceased)

Chief of Anikinskoe Settlement

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Chief Vasilii Nanehkun MP (deceased)

Chief of Ezabkinskoe Village

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David Salamatov MP (c.1825 - 1892)

Well-known navigator and cartographer that contributed to the famous atlas of Alaska's coasts, published in 1852

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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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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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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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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 Alex Gordieff MP (1925 - d.)

Chief of Kashega

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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 Alfred Steven Prokopeuff MP (1909 - d.)

Chief of Attu

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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 Dimitri Innokentovich Lestenkof MP (1862 - 1928)

Chief of St. George (designation First Chief)

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Chief Elia Michael Shaposnikoff MP (1873 - 1935)

Chief of Makushin

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Chief Emilian Zarharovich Berikoff MP (1865 - 1930)

Master sea otter hunter

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

Chief of Umnak

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

Chief of Kashega

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Chief Luke Shelikoff MP (1908 - 1982)

The last Chief of Akutan

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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 Tikhon Dorofeiev Golodov MP (deceased)

Chief of Attu and fully literate in the Russian language

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Chief William N. Dyakanoff MP (1892 - 1967)

Chief of Unalaska

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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 Nikolai Ivanov Kriukov MP (1849 - d.)

Chief of St. Paul Island (designation First Chief)

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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 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 Chief of St. G...

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Chief Karp Buterin MP (1851 - d.)

Chief of St. Paul Island

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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 George M. Borenin MP (1897 - 1965)

Chief of Kashega

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 Alekseivich Suvorov MP (1862 - c.1934)

Chief of Umnak Island

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Chief Kirill Ermeloff MP (1853 - d.)

Chief of Nikolski

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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 "Willie" Tcheripanoff MP (1903 - 1991)

Chief of Akutan

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Chief Agafangel Prokopioff MP (deceased)

Chief of Attu

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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 Theodore Berestoff MP (1850 - d.)

Chief of Seldovia

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Chief Stefan Lekanoff MP (1869 - 1941)

Designation 1st Chief. Native Foreman and baidarka maker.

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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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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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Reverend Peter Petrovich Kashevarof MP (1884 - 1919)

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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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Father Gavrilo Filipov Kashevarof MP (1806 - 1866)

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Father Lavrentii Petrov Kashevarof MP (1866 - 1907)

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Father Petr Filippovich Kashevarov MP (1829 - 1879)

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Very Reverend Ishmail Vick Gromoff MP (1924 - 1993)

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Reverend Michael Garassim Oskolkoff MP (1893 - 1981)

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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 Nikolai Petrov Kashevarof MP (1859 - 1933)

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Reverend Peter George Bourdukofsky MP (1943 - 2005)

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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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Very Reverend Peter Petrov Kashevarof MP (1857 - 1930)

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Reverend Vasilii Basil Petrovich Kashevarof MP (1868 - 1920)

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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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Deacon John Tcheripanoff MP (1921 - 2000)

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Archpriest Nikolai Stefanov Rysev MP (1829 - 1911)

Priest of the Russian Orthodox Church in Kodiak

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

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

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Starosta Aleksandr Iakovlev Knagin MP (1839 - 1923)

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Chief Rodion Petrov Malutin MP (1857 - d.)

Chief of Afognak and Starosta

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Protodeacon Perfenia Pletnikoff Sr. MP (1923 - 1998)

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Chief George Yatchmenoff MP (1891 - 1963)

2nd Chief of Kashega

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Reverend Innokentii Mikhailov Lestenkov MP (1830 - 1895)

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Chief Jacob Kozloff MP (1862 - 1925)

Chief of Biorka

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

Chief of Kashega, church reader

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Chief Martin Nederazoff MP (1853 - 1900)

2nd Chief of St. Paul, Alaska

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Chief Kerrick Artamonov MP (c.1827 - 1907)

Chief of St. Paul, Alaska

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Father Elary Stepetin Gromoff 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 Jake Ivanoff MP (1944 - 2012)

Chief of the Kenaitze Tribe

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Reverend Alexander Aleksiev Ivanoff MP (1896 - 1970)

Former Parish Priest for the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church, located in Kenai.

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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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Abraham Yatchmenev MP (c.1806 - 1878)

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

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Chief Elia Borenin MP (1885 - d.)

Chief and Starosta of Makushin

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