The northern fur seal: a subsistence and commerical
resource for Aleuts of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, Alaska
Published in: Études inuit. Inuit studies -- Vol. 11, no.
Études inuit. Inuit studies -- Vol. 11, no.
[Québec]: [Association Inuksiutiit
katimajiit], 1987. 51-72 p.
By line: By Douglas W. Veltre and Mary J. Veltre
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2007. Computer File
Marine hunting (225);
Production and supply (433);
External relations (648);
This is a study of the Aleutian subsistence and
commercial seal hunting from pre-contact times up to the moratorium period. The
Russian-American Company moved Aleutians to the Pribloff Islands in 1786 to hunt
seals for the lucrative fur trade. Because of the depletion of the seal stock,
hunting began to be regulated with the 1957 Interim Convention on the
Conservation of North Pacific Seals and later, the Fur Seal Act of 1966. An
outright ban on all seal hunting was finally implemented in 1984. The authors
examine the place of seal hunting in Aleutian history and subsistence activity
prior to 1984 and argue that the Aleuts should be allowed to continue to hunt
seals for their subsistence and cultural reasons.
Document ID: na06-078
Ian Skoggard ;
Pribilof and Aleutian
Islands, Alaska, United