Information About

Sheshalik

Quick Facts

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Location

66 ° 59' 39" N,
162 ° 49' 41" W

Region

Northwest Arctic

Elevation

10 ft (3.05 m)

Uses

Sheshalik in Detail.

About

on Sheshalik Spit, 9 mi. NW of Kotzebue, KotzebueKobuk Low.

History

Former Eskimo village and summer camp, famous as a trading area for Eskimo and Indian, recorded as "Sesualik," in Captain F. W. Beechey's chart, dated 1831. In the 1880 Census, Petroff (1884, p. 4) listed "Sheshalegamute," population 100. Captain Hooper (1881, p. 44) published "She-shore-lik," and Lieutenant G. M. Stoney's manuscript map, dated 1883, shows "She-sur-are-lick."