Unalakleet

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 63 ° 52' 23" N, 160 ° 47' 17" W
  • Region: Nome (CA)
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  • Elevation: 7 ft (2.13 m)

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About
population 574, on Norton Sound, N of mouth of Unalakleet River, Nulato Hills.

History
Eskimo name spelled "Ounalaklik" by Lieutenant L. A. Zagoskin, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), on an 1850 map. Ivan Petroff lists "Oonalakleet," population 100, in the 1880 Census, population 175 in 1890; 247 in 1910; 285 in 1920; 261 in 1930; 329 in 1939; and 469 in 1950. Because it is the terminus of a long used winter route from Anvik on the Yukon, the inhabitants are a mixed race of Eskimo and Indian. The Unalakleet post office was established in 1901 (Ricks, 1965, p. 68).

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