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LOOKING BOTH WAYS: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People of Southern Alaska

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Little Afognak

Little Afognak, located north of the main village of Afognak on Afognak Island, started as a small Russian-American Company outpost (called an odinochka) for producing food and furs. It grew into a village of 200 whose residents were mostly Creoles, people of mixed Russian and Alutiiq heritage. In the 19th century, the village was called Seleznevo after one of its residents, a successful farmer named Makarii Seleznev. Little is recorded of its history and the village had disappeared by 1939.



Little Afognak, circa 1912. Courtesy of the Kodiak Historical Society. Credit to U.S. Geological Survey, G.C. Martin Collection (619).

Little Afognak, circa 1912. Courtesy of the Kodiak Historical Society. Credit to U.S. Geological Survey, G.C. Martin Collection.











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