Alutiiq Villages under Russian and U.S. Rule

Alutiiq Villages under Russian and U.S. Rule

by Sonja Luehrmann, S. Luehrmann
     
 

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Sonja Luehrmann’s volume examines Alutiiq history within the larger context of Russian and American expansionism. The author uses source material in both English and Russian in order to create a work focused on the intersection of the two colonial perspectives—throwing light on our understanding of the differences in the way each society incorporated

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Sonja Luehrmann’s volume examines Alutiiq history within the larger context of Russian and American expansionism. The author uses source material in both English and Russian in order to create a work focused on the intersection of the two colonial perspectives—throwing light on our understanding of the differences in the way each society incorporated the Alutiiq community, both as a labor force and a social entity. In a series of map essays, Luehrmann examines the changing patterns of settlement and demography among the Alutiiq as the population responded to the conditions they encountered: economic exploitation, new cultural influences, intermarriage, disease, and the eruption of Novarupta. The addition of Russian source material fills an important blank in this unique history and makes Alutiiq Villages Under Russian and U.S. Rule a major resource for anyone working on Alutiiq history or the region’s history in the Russian colonial period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602230231
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Sonja Luehrmann holds an M.A. in cultural anthropology from the University of Frankfurt, Germany and is currently a doctoral candidate in anthropology and history at the University of Michigan. She has published articles on colonialism in the Arctic, as well as on religion and globalization in contemporary Russia.

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