Aleutian World War II National Historic Area

History & Culture in Aleutian World War II

History

The Aleut People: Their History and Culture The Unangan or Aleut people (as they came to be called) were once quite plentiful in their native corner of Alaska. But within 45 years after Russian contact, their number plummeted to a mere few thousand—the population had become decimated by warfare, ...

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History

Stories           Stories   RAID DUTCH HARBOR! June 3-4, 1942 Nearly six months to the day after Pearl Harbor, the Japanese struck again on American soil. The bombing of Dutch Harbor signalled the beginning of the Aleutian Campaign and led, in part, to the evacuation and internment of American civilians for the duration of ...

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