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What group of small islands forms the long tail of Alaska?

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Wiki User
01/30/2013

The Aleutian Islands, including Attu and Kiska, which were once captured by the Japanese during World War II.

They extend southwest into the North Pacific Ocean towards Russia, forming the southern border of the Bering Sea. The islands cross the International Date Line, and so may be considered both the westernmost and the easternmost parts of the United States.

The islands are named after the Native Aleut tribe who created Alaska's name, Alyeska (AH-Ley-eh-ska)