Battle for the Aleutians
During World War II the remote Aleutian Islands, home to the Unangan (Aleut) people for over 8,000 years, became a fiercely contested battleground in the Pacific. This thousand-mile-long archipelago saw invasion by Japanese forces, the only American soil occupied in the war; a mass internment of American civilians; a 15-month air war; and one of the deadliest battles in the Pacific Theater.Read More
The Aleutian Campaign
The Aleutian Campaign claimed thousands of lives and culminated in one of the deadliest battles in the Pacific.Read More
Unangax (Aleut) Evacuation and Internment
In a tragic and shameful episode, the U.S. government forcibly removed nearly 900 Unangax (Aleut) people from their homes in 1942.Read More
Birthplace of Winds, Cradle of Storms
On the map, the Aleutian archipelago appears as a series of stepping stones stretching from Alaska to Siberia.Read More
Did You Know?
The Ounalashka Corporation was established in 1973 as the Alaska Village Corporation for Unalaska. This corporation was one of many Native Alaskan corporations that were formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.