Aleut, Eastern in United States

Aleut, Eastern
Photo Source:  Anonymous 
Map Source:  U.S. Census Bureau
People Name: Aleut, Eastern
Country: United States
10/40 Window: No
Population: 2,400
World Population: 2,800
Primary Language: Aleut
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 65.00 %
Evangelicals: 4.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Ural-Siberian
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

When the Russian Empire sold Alaska to the United States in 1867, there were indigenous peoples who were now living on either side of an international border. The Aleutian Islands, home of the Eastern Aleut people, were divided between Russia and the United States. Their homeland was overrun by gold miners during the Alaskan gold rush in the 1830s. This caused a dramatic drop in their population from which they have never recovered.

What Are Their Lives Like?

By the late 20th century, the Aleut people were able to start bringing back their traditional ways. This included their subsistence hunting economy and food gathering. Once again, they began to do their crafts and speak their ancient language.

What Are Their Beliefs?

About two-thirds of the Eastern Aleuts in the US are Christian. The others are either non-religious or they practice their traditional religion.

What Are Their Needs?

The Eastern Aleuts need to learn new job skills so they can thrive in the 21st century.

Prayer Points

Pray for Eastern Aleut believers to take Christ to their counterparts in Russia. Pray for Aleut believers to lean entirely on the Holy Spirit and live submissive, joyful lives in Him.

Text Source:   Joshua Project