Journals of the Priest Ioann Veniaminov in Alaska, 1823 to 1836
Distributed for University of Alaska Press
Veniaminov's range of interests was broad and he pursued them with boundless energy. While performing the normal duties of an Orthodox parish priest, he found time for carpentry and raising a family. He not only learned to read and write Aleut, but also compiled a grammar and a dictionary. His interests extended to the protection of threatened species and caring for the natural environment.