Photo Source: Anonymous
Map Source: U.S. Census Bureau
|People Name:||Aleut, Eastern|
|Christian Adherents:||65.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|Affinity Bloc:||Turkic Peoples|
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.
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.
About two-thirds of the Eastern Aleuts in the US are Christian. The others are either non-religious or they practice their traditional religion.
The Eastern Aleuts need to learn new job skills so they can thrive in the 21st century.
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.