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Hooper Bay

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 31' 52" N,
166 ° 5' 48" W

Region

Wade Hampton (CA)

Elevation

26 ft (7.92 m)

Uses

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About

population 460, on Hooper Bay, 20 mi. S of Cape Romanzof, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

History

The Eskimo name for this old village is "Askinuk," as first reported by E. W. Nelson, U.S. Signal Service, in December 1878. The 1880 census shows "Askinak" with 175 Eskimo and the 1890 Census shows "Askinaghamiut," numbering 138, living in 14 dwellings. A post office was established here with the name "Hooper Bay," in 1934 (Ricks, 1965, p. 27). USC&,GS, in 1951, reported the present-day %skimo name "Na-par-ag-a-miut," "stake village people," for Hooper Bay.