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Aleuts

Culture of the Aleutian Islands in the north Pacific, which extend from southwest Alaska towards the east coast of Siberia. The Aleut had colonized the islands from the Alaskan mainland by about 2000 BC, living primarily by hunting marine and land mammals, and fishing. They had complex fishing technologies, sea-going boats and notable art traditions, particularly ceremonial masks, and bone and ivory carvings; they are ethnically and linguistically related to the Inuit (Eskimo). About 1000 Aleut survive today.


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