Aleutian Islands, Aleut and Settlement History: Prehistory by John Hull

By John Hull

Aleutian Islands, Aleut and cost historical past. Prehistory. A decline in prone within the distant western islands after the sale of Alaska to the U.S. contributed to a dramatic drop within the inhabitants of the Aleutians. In 1870 Charles Scammon [1870] suggested 220 •souls" on "Atton" Island. years later, 38 Attuan males, a few unquestionably with households, less than former corporation supervisor Grigorii Terent'ev immigrated to the Commander Islands. Stejneger [1896] reponed the inhabitants of the Commanders elevated via fifty two among 1870 and 1875. through 1880 the village on Attu had 107 population. together with one white and 32 Creoles. The Northern advertisement corporation closed the shop on Attu in rn89. The inhabitants in 1890 was once a hundred and one. even though now not guided through the corporate the financial system was once nonetheless depending on sea otter and fox furs.
In the 1st 4 years of yankee keep watch over extra sea otters have been killed than within the final 12 years of Russian administration, 12,208. among 1871 and 1891, 88, one hundred thirty five sea otter skins reached the industry. In 1895 the Attuans killed sea otters off Attu and so they have been then most likely in the community extinct.

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