Veltre, Douglas William. The northern fur seal: a subsistence and commerical resource for Aleuts of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, Alaska

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Title: 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. 2

Published By: Études inuit. Inuit studies -- Vol. 11, no. 2 [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

Culture: Aleut (NA06)

Subjects: Marine hunting (225); Diet (262); Production and supply (433); External relations (648);

Abstract: 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 Number: 78

Document ID: na06-078

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1980-1981

Evaluation: Ethnologists-4,5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard ; 2005

Coverage Date: 1786-1985

Coverage Place: Pribilof and Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States

LCSH: Aleuts

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