Information About

Yakutat

Quick Facts

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Location

59 ° 32' 49" N,
139 ° 43' 38" W

Region

Yakutat

Elevation

69 ft (21.03 m)

Yakutat in Detail.

About

population 230, on W end of Monti Bay, 210 mi. NW of Juneau, Malaspina Coastal Plain

History

Tlingit Indian village; the principal winter village of the Yakutats, a subtribe of the Tlingits, reported by Ivan Petroff in the 1880 Census. Its population was 500 in 1880, 300 in 1890, 271 in 1910; 165 in 1920; 265 in 1930; 292 in 1939, and 298 in 1950. The Yakitat post office was established in 1892 and discontinued in 1895. It was reestablished as "Yakutat" in 1901 (Ricks, 1965, p. 72).

In 1805 a group of Tlingit destroyed the Russian colony at Yakutat. It wasn't until the mid-18-teens that Russians returned.