September 24 – Peter the Aleut; Anton Martin Slomsek

Peter the Aleut (ca. 1800–1815), born Cungagnaq on Kodiak, was one of fourteen Aleut seal-and-otter hunters whom the Russian American Company had compelled (to use the nicest possible term) to hunt seals off the coast of the Spanish bit of California, which apparently they shouldn’t’ve otta. They were captured by the Spaniards (well, some of… Continue reading September 24 – Peter the Aleut; Anton Martin Slomsek