The Unangan People
Master seafarers, superb artists, accomplished surgeons, and skilled hunters. The Unangan people have not only survived the fierce weather of the Bering Sea for over 10,000 years, they have thrived there, building a sophisticated culture interwoven with their unique environment. Find out more about the Unangan people: their fascinating prehistory and history, as well as the terrible challenges they have faced and the obstacles they have overcome.
Their most deadly enemy was the weather. Trapped at the edge of the world, the pilots of the Aleutian Campaign went out into the treacherous Aleutian skies repeatedly, flying thousands of miles to take the fight to the Japanese. Many flew into fog banks and mountainsides, never to return. Find out more about these brave men, their terrifying ordeals, their earthy humor, and sometimes tragic stories.
Did You Know?
Anticipating a ground assault by the Japanese, the US military placed anti-personnel stakes in the ground on Amaknak Island during World War II. These stakes are made of iron, are very sharp and measure between 4 inches to 4 feet high.