KASHEGA

Courtesy of Julia Dushkin

Eva Tcheripanoff — the last person born in the traditional village of Kashega — has died.

Tcheripanoff grew up in the small Unangan community on Unalaska Island and spent the 1930s hunting foxes, eating dry fish, and playing with homemade stone dolls.

That all changed during World War II, when Kashega was evacuated and never resettled. But she came through the upheaval and lived a long life of 90 years.

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TCHERIPANOFF (Unangam Tunuu and English): “I was born in Kashega and I used to play around.”