Paul, one of Alaska's Pribilof Islands, and there encountered Aleut people
who had endured serfdom for ever a century, first from the Russian-American Company and then by US companies and government agencies to harvest fur seals.
He lived with the Aleut people
for over forty years, gaining and imparting much wisdom.
The Aleut people
, poets and artists who lived in peaceful celebration of their land and sea, unfairly became targets of suspicion and were placed in internment camps by the U.S.
purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, the Russian legacy remains imprinted on the Aleut people
. Most families bear a Russian last name, like Merculief, Melividov, or Zacharov.
Seals were a big part of the lives of Aleut people
in the far, far North.
Not long ago, she and several other young Aleut people
joined Bruce Robson, a seal biologist from Seattle's National Marine Mammal Laboratory.