Credits & Acknowledgements


In Memory of

Father Michael Lestenkof
Father Peter Bourdukofsky
Victor Malavansky


Executive Producer

Carolyn K. Robinson


Executive Producer for Aleutian Pribilof Heritage Group

Maj. Gen. Jake Lestenkof, (ret.)


Directed, Written and Produced by

Marla Williams


Director of Photography

Steven L. Rychetnik



Loren Church
Peter Coan
Steven L. Rychetnik



Martin Sheen



Alan Koshiyama


Native Flute & Vocals

Mary Youngblood


Associate Producer

Jessi Roullier


Additional Photography

Joel Bennett
Dennis Boni
Erich Volkstorf
Kevin Kurka
Tom Pillifant


Assistant Camera

Nate Clapp
Tom Pillifant
Billy McMillan
Ben Stevens
Dale Tibor (2nd)


Location Sound

Matthew G. Monroe
Len Schmitz


Historical Readings

John O’Hurley U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
sealing agent logs & letters


Additional Readings

Gov. Jay Hammond
Michael Porcaro
Kinnon W. Williams
William L. Williams
Rob Wike


Contributing Writer

Amy Wilson


Creative Consultant

Susan Buster Thomas


Sound Designers

Scot B. Charles
Len Delorey


Post Audio Mixing

Scot B. Charles, Studio Blue, Seattle



John Davidson, Victory Studios


Motion Graphics

Kurt Robar, krobar™


Research Administration

Andy Ryan, Northwest Passages, Inc.


Subject Matter Consultants

Gerald Berreman, Ph.D
Jodie Z. Bernstein, Esq.
Wendy Svarny-Hawthorne, Ounalashka Corp.
Stephen Haycox, Ph.D.
Ray Hudson
Dorothy Jones, Ph.D.
Tetsuden Kashima, Ph.D
John Kirtland, Esq.
Aquilina Lestenkof, Aleut Culturalist, St. Paul Island
Allison McLain, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
Bruce Parhamm, National Archives Pacific Alaska Region, Anchorage
Dmitri Philemonoff, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
Barbara Sweetland Smith
Sherry Valentine, Aleutian Pribilof Heritage Group


Unangan Language Consultants

Millie McKeown, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
Vlass Shabolin
Mary Bourdukofsky


Archival Stills & Motion Picture Footage

Absolutely Archives
Alaska Film Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Alaska State Library – Historical Collections
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
Anchorage Daily News Archives
Anchorage Museum of History & Art
BBC Worldwide Americas Inc.
Boni Productions
CNN Image Source
James J. Russell Collection
Elmendorf AFB Office of History
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
Fredericka Martin Album, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, UAF
Southeast Canneries Collection, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, UAF
Alaska & Polar Regions Collections, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, UAF
Flore Lekanof
George Gordaoff
Gert Hope Svarny
John Kirtland
Harriet Hope
Jake Lestenkof
Mary Bourdukofsky
Alice Petrivelli
Vlass Shabolin
Japanese American Citizens League
Library of Congress
Oregon Historical Society, Moving Image Archives
Tuzzy Consortium Library, Howard Rock/Tundra Times Collection
U.S. National Archives & Records Administration
University of Alaska Anchorage, Archives & Manuscripts
University of Washington Press, Seattle


Production Assistants

Sarah Davis
Lorrie Grace McCann
Kerri O’Neill
Tristan Williams-Burden


Associate Producer, Research and Development

Matt Waller


Editor, Research and Development

Laura Rasmuson Emerson


Rights & Clearances

Karen Pearson


Legal Counsel

Robert L. Manley, Manley & Brautigam, P.C.


Publicity & Public Outreach

Northwest Passages, Inc.
SprocketHeads, LLC
Carla Jones, Susitna Productions


Website Created by

Northwest Passages, Inc.
Susitna Productions



Sean Burden
Clare Hamm
Donny Mateaki
Claire Tsutsumi


Special Thanks

Alaska Airlines
Kodak Motion Picture Film
Roy Huhndorf
Glennis Liberty
Alvin Merculief, St. George Island
Bruce Parham, National Archives Pacific Alaska Region, Anchorage
Frank Abe
Eleanor Andrews
Grand Aleutian Hotel, Unalaska
Greenwater Marine Charters, Juneau
Janis Krukoff, Unalaska
Japanese American Citizens League
Kent Sundseth
Michael Ardaiz, Mad Dog Graphx
Mirror Studios, Anchorage & Washington, DC
Porcaro Communications, Anchorage
Richard Reeve, Reeve Aleutian Airlines
Scott Matheson, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School
Terry Hyer/ECI Hyer
Dept. American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Victory Studios Seattle
Whaler’s Cove Sportfishing Lodge, Killisnoo
Wings of Alaska, Juneau

This program was produced by SprocketHeads, LLC for the Aleutian Pribilof Heritage Group and is presented by Native American Public Telecommunications, which receives major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Distribution provided by American Public Television.
Aleut Story © 2005 APHG

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