Dr. Rachel Mason presents 'Return of the 'Lost Villages of the Aleutians'

2011-11-19 by News, Sports, and Art

During World War II, the Unangan residents of the Aleutian Islands were taken by boat to internment camps in Southeast Alaska. When they returned after the war, the residents of the smallest villages, Kashega, Biorka and Makushin, were not permitted to return home. Instead they were resettled in larger communities. Residents of Attu were captured by the Japanese and interned in Japan for the remainder of the war.

This presentation reports on boat trips with elderly former residents and their descendants to revisit Makushin in September 2009, and Kashega and Biorka in September 2010.

This event was sponsored by the UAA Campus Bookstore. This podcast was recorded on Nov. 19, 2011.

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