The People of Pedro Bay
The Dena'ina Athabascan People have occupied the Pedro Bay area historically, depending on area animals and fish for their livelihood. They speak the Iliamna Dena'ina dialect.
Early Euro-American explorers and traders influenced a change in the Denai'ina culture. In the early 1800s, the Dena'ina fought the visiting Russian fur traders over trade practices.
Pedro Bay was named after Petroski Riktorov, known by residents as "Old Petro" who lived in the area in the early 1900's.
Pedro Bay enjoys year round residency with a population descibed as caring, hard working and self-sufficient.
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