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Unangam Tanangin Unangam Tunuu Vimeo Audio Books

Unangam Tanangin Unangam Tunuu is an ANA Project developed by the Unangam Tunuu Advisory Committee to create a vibrant, integrated Unangam Tunuu Regional Learning Community that will support the growth of language learning in our communities, provide learning opportunities for learners at all levels, expand the number of fluent speaker and be the foundation for the survival of our language into the future.  Our vimeo page offers books read in Unangam Tunuu for your learning experience.

Uluxtax 2016

In June 2016, an uluxtax (two hatch sea kayak) was built at Urban Unangax Culture Camp and named in honor of Sergie Sovoroff (1901 – 1989) of Nikolski.  Please click the following link to view a short (1:42) film compiled by Jacob Mark Stepetin of Akutan:  Uluxtax 2016.

Atx̂am Sangis – Atkan Birds

Teaching resource written by Moses Dirks and produced by the Materials Development Center Rural Education, University of Alaska on the Alaska Native Knowledge Network. 

Tanam Awaa Website

The Aleut Community of St. Paul Island’s Tanam Awaa is an online resource of Unangam Tunuu and includes videos, audio-books, survival phrases and stories.  Visit the website at tanamawaa.com.


Unangan Language Course

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) has created an introductory Unangam Tunuu course based on the beginning chapter’s of Anna Berge’s “The Way We Talk in the Pribilofs – Pribilof Ang^ag^igan Tunungin.” Anyone is welcome to use the course materials for their own personal practice; UAF is tentatively planning to offer the course for credit in the late spring/early summer of 2016. Visit the course website at unangan.community.uaf.edu.


Alaska Native Language Archive

The Alaska Native Langauge Archive is housed at the Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). You can search their collection by language (at the bottom of the search page) to see all of the Unangam Tunuu resources. Many of the resources, including audio, are available for download. Visit the archive at www.uaf.edu/anla.


Endangered Languages Archive

The Aleut Conversation Corpus is hosted on the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) through SOAS, University of London. The collection includes audio (and often video) of 250 conversations recorded by Alice Taff between 2003 and 2006. To access the collection and download audio and video, you will need to create a free ELAR account. Visit the Aleut Conversation Corpus at elar.soas.ac.uk/deposit/0027.


APIA’s Word of the Week

APIA’s has archives of the Unangam Tunuu Word of the Week, which includes audio files of fluent speakers. Access the Word of the Week here.


Unangax^ Glossary

Through APIA’s Traditional Foods program, you can access a glossary of food-related vocabulary in Unangam Tunuu, including audio files recorded by fluent speakers. Access the Glossary here.

A new historical study

Fur War (1765-1840)


For Further Reading


Bergsland, Knud and Moses L. Dirks (eds)

1990 Unangam Ungiikangin kayux Tunusangin/Unangam Uniikangis ama Tunuzangis/Aleut Tales and Narratives, Collected 1909-1910 by Waldemar Jochelson. Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska.


Black, Lydia T.

1982 Aleut Art: Unangam Aguqaadangin: Unangan of the Aleutian Archipelago. Anchorage: Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association.


Hrdlička, Aleš

1945 The Aleutian and Commander Islands and Their Inhabitants. Philadelphia: The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology.


Jones, Dorothy K.

1980 A Century of Servitude: Pribilof Aleuts under U.S. Rule. University Press of America.


Kohlhoff, Dean

1995 When the Wind Was a River: Aleut Evacuation in World War II. Seattle: University of Washington Press.


Lantis, Margaret

1970 The Aleut Social System, 1750 to 1810, from Early Historical Sources. In Ethnohistory in Southwestern Alaska and the Southern Yukon: Method and Content, M. Lantis, ed. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 139-301.

1984 Aleut. In Handbook of North American Indians: Arctic (Vol. 5), edited by David Damas, pp. 161‑184. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.


Laughlin, William S.

1980 Aleuts: Survivors of the Bering Land Bridge. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.


McCartney, Allen P.

1984 Prehistory of the Aleutian Region. In Handbook of North American Indians: Arctic (Vol. 5), edited by David Damas, pp. 119-135. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.


McCartney, Allen P., and Douglas W. Veltre

1999 Aleutian Island Prehistory: Living in Insular Extremes. World Archaeology 30(3):503-515.


Reedy-Maschner, Katherine L.

2010 Aleut Identities: Tradition and Modernity in an Indigenous Fishery. McGill-Queen’s University Press.


U.S. Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians

1997 Personal Justice Denied. The Civil Liberties Public Education Fund and the University of Washington Press.


Veltre, Douglas W., and Melvin A. Smith

2010 Historical Overview of Archaeological Research in the Aleut Region of Alaska. Human Biology 82(5-6):487-506.


Veniaminov, I.

1984 Notes on the Islands of the Unalaska District. Translated by L. T. Black. Kingston, Ontario: The Limestone Press.