Rediscovering the Lost Villages of the Aleutians


Annie Ropeik/KUCB

Three traditional villages on the far side of Unalaska Island fell to ruin after their Unangan residents were relocated during World War II. Now, a new book tells the stories of Kashega, Biorka and Makushin villages — from settlement, to abandonment, to the return of the elders who grew up there.

KUCB’s Annie Ropeik sat down with the authors of Lost Villages of the Eastern Aleutians, and she has more.

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