Strategic Alliances and Trail of Broken Treaties 1700-1799
Russians enslave Unangan (Aleut)
Russian colonizers attack Unangan women and take them and their children hostage, demanding that the men trap animals for the fur trade in exchange for their families’ lives. While the men are hunting, the Russian colonizers rape the hostages; if the men fail to return with furs, their families are executed. On the island of Attu, 15 Unangan women and children are massacred to set an example (Native Voices, "1745: Russians enslave Unangan (Aleut) people").