1823 - Lived in Sitka for years studying the land, language, and people. Took copious notes.
1830's - Veniaminov opened bilibgual school for both Aluet and Russian students.
By 1840 - Veniaminov translated and published several books in Aluet. This influenced other clergy and Aluet leaders to write books.
His purpose was to lobby for support for missions and publication of books written in Alaskan Native languages.
Also composed works in Tlingit language.
1845 - Petropavlovsk Seminary relocated in Sitka. 23/54 were Native Alaskan
"In Serbia, under Veniaminov's jurisdiction, the Native people attained a higher literacy rate than that of resident Russians!"
Veniaminov's passion was to translate the Bible into other languages so that he could better understand and minister to the people.