Peter Lind, Jr. comes from a fishing family of the Bristol Bay area. He began working as an artist, in the late 1980's, when fishing was poor. Peter grew up in a small village on the coast of Alaska and often spent his time building models, working with his hands. Later, watching his father, Peter Lind Sr, the great carver of Aleut hunting hats (qayaatx^ux^), he came to understand that he could use his own talents to carve. He continues to work traditional items in a more modern way. It is his hope to use his artwork to educate and preserve Native culture for the next generations.