Ivan Gavriilov Pan'kov
|Birthplace:||Tigalda Island, Krenitzin, Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Russian America|
|Cause of death:||May have been taken hostage by Russians.|
|Managed by:||Byron Jason Whitesides, Aleut Ge...|
About Chief Ivan Gavrillov Pan'kov
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 and their customs. The two write an Unangan / Aleut catechism, the first book written in an Alaska Native language.
Chief Pan'kov was bilingual and fully literate.