Saturday, June 30, 2007

Who are The Aleuts ?

Aleut Hunter

Aleut men honored the sea mammal spirits by wearing highly decorated hunting costumes. This hunter is dressed in a gut-skin kamleika ornamented with yarn, applique designs, and hair embroidery. Sea lion whiskers on the hat indicate the hunting ability of its owner. Large glass beads, most of Chinese origin, attest to his wealth. In his hands are a sea otter dart and throwing board.

The Aleut, or Unangan, as they call themselves, inhabit the Aleutian archipelago, a 1,300-mile-long volcanic island arc extending from the Alaska Peninsula west nearly to Kamchatka.


Ms Dawn Chia said...

Based on your write up, they seem like a superstitious group of people. Why do you think this is so?

D.Amirul said...

based on your post we might guess that the aleut is rich

Hakim said...

ur post say dat the Aluets conquer a big area. sum of it say dey r religious.