Information About

Shungnak

Quick Facts

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Location

66 ° 53' 17" N,
157 ° 8' 11" W

Region

Northwest Arctic

Elevation

177 ft (53.95 m)

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About

population 135, on right bank of Kobuk River 85 mi. NE of Selawik, Kotzebue- Kobuk Low.

History

Eskimo village relocated from a site about 10 miles upstream. See Kobuk. A post office was established for a few months in 1934 and then again in 1946 (Ricks, 1965, p. 58). The village population was 193 in 1939 and 141 in 1950.