|East meets West|
So Cungagnaq became Peter and went off seal hunting with some other Aleuts on an expedition for the Russian American Company. They must have gone pretty far afield (or whatever the comparable aquatic term may be) as they were busted by the Spanish. Spanish and Russians were harvesting the same marine mammals, and neither was particularly fond of the other. The Aleuts were taken to Mission Dolores (presently San Francisco). I regret to say that the Catholic priest in charge of questioning them did not earn himself any credit on earth, nor much in Heaven, I imagine.
|perhaps even more Aleutian in appearance|
Toes first. Inconvenient, certainly. Painful, undoubtedly. But not fatal. Then the fingers, knuckle by knuckle. Still nothing, huh? Then the un-digited stumps of hands. When they had still not persuaded Peter, they disemboweled him in the hope that the next Aleut on the table would be more cooperative.
|One more for good measure.|
Each sect honors its own saints and most ignore their own victims. You'll find Peter in the Orthodox martyrology, but of course there's no mention of him in the Catholic lists. This source, though often preachy and judgmental, is less discriminating on that score.