A- Alaska Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

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A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Afognak. A Kaniagmiut settlement consisting of 3 villages on Afognak id., s. of Cook inlet, Alaska (Bruce, Alaska, map, 1895). Pop. 339 in 1880, 409 in 1890, 307 in 1900.

Agiukchuk. A Kaialigamiut village opposite the s. shore of Nelson id., Alas ka; pop. 35 in 1880, 81 in 1890.

Agivavik. A Nushagagmiut village on Nushagak r., Alaska; pop. 52 in 1880, 30 in 1890.

Agomekelenanak. An Eskimo village in the Kuskokwim district, Alaska. Pop. 15 in 1890.

Agulakpak. An Eskimo village near Kuskokwim r., Alaska. Pop. 19 in 1890.

Aguliak. A Kuskwogmiut village on the E. shore of Kuskokwim bay, Alaska. Pop. 120 in 1880, 94 in 1890.

Agulok. A former Aleut village on Unalaska id., Alaska. Coxe, Russ. Diseov., 159, 1787.

Agulukpuk. An Eskimo village in the Nushagak district, Alaska; pop. 22 in 1890.

Agumak. A Kuskwogmiut village in Alaska; pop. 41 in 1890. 11th Census, Alaska, 164, 1893.

Aiacheruk. A Kaviagmiut Eskimo village near C. Nome, Alaska; pop. 60 in 1880.

Aiaktalik. A Kaniagmiut village on one of the Goose ids. near Kodiak, Alas ka; pop. 101 in 1880, 106 in 1890.

Aimgua. A former Chnagmiut village near the mouth of Yukon r., Alaska. Zagoskin in Nouv. Ann. Voy., 5th s., xxi, map, 1850.

Aivilik (having walrus) . An Eskimo village on Repulse bay, Franklin dist., Brit. Col., the principal winter settlement of the Aivilirmiut. Boas in 6th Rep. B. A. E., 449, 1888.

Aivilirmiut (people of the walrus place). A Central Eskimo tribe on the N. shores of Hudson bay from Chesterfield inlet to Fox channel, among whom Rae sojourned in 1846-47, C. F. Hall in 1864-69, and Schwatka in 1877-79. They kill deer, muskoxen, seal, walrus, trout, and salmon, caching a part of the meat and blubber, which before winter they bring to one of their central settlements. Their chief villages are Akudlit, Avilik, Iglulik, Maluksilak, Nuvung, Pikuliak, Ugluriak, Ukusiksalik; summer villages are Inugsulik, Kariak, Naujan, Pitiktaujaug. Boas in 6th Rep. B. A. E., 445, 1888.

Aiwanat (Aiwánat, pi. of Aiwan}. The Chukchi name for the Yuit Eskimo re siding at and near the vicinity of Indian point, N. E. Siberia, as distinguished from those who speak the dialect of the village of Nabukak on East cape and that of Cherinak near C. Ulakhpen. Bogoras, Chukchee, 20, 1904.

Akak. An Eskimo settlement in the Nushagak district, Alaska, of only 9 people in 1890.

Akchadak-kochkond. A coast village of the Malemiut in Alaska. Zagoskin in Nouv. Ann. Voy., 5th s., xxi, map, 1850.

Akgulurigiglak. An Eskimo village in the Nushagak district, Alaska; pop. 61 in 1890. Eleventh Census, Alaska, 164, 1893.

Akhiok. A Kaniagmiut village on Alitak bay, Kodiak id., Alaska; pop. 114 in 1880, slightly more than 100 in 1900.

Akiachak. A Kuskwogmiut village on Kuskokwim r., Alaska; pop. 43 in 1890, 165 in 1900.

Aklut (provisions). A Kuskwogmiut village on Kuskokwim r. at the mouth of the Eek, Alaska; pop. 162 in 1880, 106 in 1890.

Akmiut. A Kuskwogmiut village on Kuskokwim r., 10 in. above Kolmakof, Alaska.

Akpaliut. A Kaviagmiut village w. of Golofnin bay, on Norton sd., Alaska; possibly the same as Chiukak.

Akuliukpak (many provisions). A Nushagagmiut Eskimo settlement on Pamiek lake, Alaska; pop. 83 in 1880.

Akulivikchuk. A Nushagagmiut village on Nushagak r., Alaska; pop. 72 in 1880.

Akun (distant). A former Aleut village on a small island of the same name between Unalaska and Unimak, Aleutian group, Alaska; pop. 55 in 1880. The inhabitants have deserted it for Akutan.

Akutan. An Aleut village on a small island of the same name adjacent to Unalaska, Alaska; pop. 65 in 1880, 80 in 1890.

Akvetskoe (lake town). A summer village of the Huna division of the Koluschan family, on Lituya bay, Alaska; pop. 200 in 1835. Veniaminoff, Zapiski, II, pt. 3, 29, 1840.

Alaganik. An Ahtena and Ugalakmiut village near the mouth of Copper r., Alaska. Pop. in 1880, with Eyak, 117; in 1890, 48. Serebrenikof visited the village in 1848, but Allen in 1885 found it on what he supposed to be a new site.

Aleksashkina. A former Kaniagmiut Eskimo settlement on Wood id. in St. Paul harbor, Kodiak id., Alaska

Alexandrovsk. A Kaniagmiut village and trading post on Graham harbor, Alaska; pop. 88 in 1880, 107 in 1890.

Alexeief. A Chnagmiut village in the Yukon delta, Alaska; pop. 16 in 1880.

Amitok (narrow). A winter settlement of the Amitormiut on the E. coast of Melville peninsula.

Amitormiut (inhabitants of the narrow place. Boas). An Eskimo tribe on the E. coast of Melville peninsula. Their principal village is Amitok, from which they take their name. Gilder, Schwatka’s Search, 181, 1881.

Anagnak. An Eskimo village of the Nushegagmiut on Wood r., Alaska; pop. 87 in 1880. Nelson in 18th Rep. B. A. E., map, 1899.

Anagok. An Eskimo village of the Kuskwogmiut tribe, Alaska, on the coast near C. Avinof; pop. 75 in 1880.

Anchguhlsu (town they abandoned). The chief town of the Auk, situated opposite the N. end of Douglas id., Alaska. Swanton, field notes, 1904.

Andreafski. A Chnagmiut village on the N. bank of the Yukon, Alaska, 5 in. above the former redoubt of that name, for the murder of whose inmates in 1855 the Russians wreaked such vengeance that the river natives never again molested the whites. Pop. 14 in 1880; 10 in 1890.

Anelo. A Kaviagmiut Eskimo settlement at Port Clarence, Alaska. 11th Census, Alaska, 162, 1893.

Anemuk. An Unaligmiut Eskimo village on Anvik r., Alaska. Sen. Ex. Doc. 12, 42d Cong., 1st sess., 25, 1871.

Angnovchak. An Eskimo village in the Nushagak district, Alaska; pop. 16 in 1890.

Angun. A Hutsnuwu village N. of Hood bay, Admiralty id., Alaska; pop. 420 in 1880. The greater part of the people have since removed to Killisnoo, a fishing village established by the whites.

Anilukhtakpak. A Kaiyuhkhotana village on Innoko r., Alaska; pop. 170 in 1844.

Aniyak. A village of the Nunatogmiut Eskimo on the Arctic; coast just x. of Kotzebue sd., Alaska; pop. 25 in 1880.

Ankachagmiut. A local subdivision of the Chnagmiut Eskimo living on Yukon r. above Andreafski, Alaska.

Ankachak. A Chnagmiut village, the home of the Ankachagmiut, on the right bank of the lower Yukon, Alaska; per haps identical with Kenunimik.

Ankakehittan ( people of the house in the middle of the valley ). A Koluschan division at Killisnoo, Alaska, belonging to the Raven clan; they are said to have separated from the Deshitan on account of some domestic trouble.

Anlik. A Kaviagmiut village on Golofnin bay, Alaska.

Annugamok. A Nushagagmiut village on an E. tributary of Nushagak r., Alaska; pop. 214 in 1880.

Anovok. A Magemiut Eskimo village on a small river x. of Kuskokwim bay, Alaska; pop. 15 in 1890.

Anvik. A Kaiyuhkhotana village at the junction of Anvik and Yukon rs., Alaska. Pop. in 1844, 120; in 1880, 95; in 1890, 100 natives and 91 whites; in 1900, 166. An Episcopal mission and school were established there in 1887.

Apahiachak. An Eskimo village in the Kuskokwim district, Alaska; pop. 91 in 1890.

Apokak. A Kuskwogmiut Eskimo village near the mouth of Kuskokwim r., Alaska; pop. 94 in 1880, 210 in 1890.

Apoon. A Chnagmiut village on Apoon pass, the N. mouth of Yukon r., Alaska. .

Ariswaniski. A Chnagmiut village on the right bank of the lower Yukon, Alaska. Coast Surv. map, 1899.

Arlagnuk. An Iglulirmiut Eskimo village near Melville pen., on Iglulik id., lat. 69º 11′ 33′′. Parry, Second Voy., 355, 1824.

Arliaktung. An Eskimo village of the Akudnirmiut, N. of Home bay, E. Baffin land. Boas in Deutsch. Geog. Blätt., iii, 34, 1885.

Artelnof. A former Aleut village and Russian post on Akun id., Alaska; pop. 32 in 1834.

Ashivak. A Kaniagmiut village near C. Douglas, Alaska; pop. 46 in 1880. Petroff, 10th Census, Alaska, 28, 1884.

Askinuk. A Kaialigmiut Eskimo village on Hooper bay, near C. Romanzoff, Alaska; pop. 175 in 1880, 138 in 1890.

Asko. An Ikogmiut village on the right bank of the Yukon, below Anvik, Alaska; pop. 30 in 1880.

Asko. An Ikogmiut village on the right bank of the Yukon, below Anvik, Alaska; pop. 30 in 1880.

Atchaluk. An Eskimo village in the Kuskokwim district, Alaska; pop. 39 in 1890.

Atkigyin. A former Aleut village on Agattu id., Alaska, one of the Near id. group of the Aleutians, now uninhabited.

Atkulik. A former Aleut village on Agattu id., Alaska, one of the Near id. group of the Aleutians, now uninhabited.

Atnik. A village of the Sidarumiut Eskimo near Pt Belcher, Alaska; pop. 34 in 1890.

Atnuk. An Eskimo village of the Kaviagmiut tribe at Darby cape, Alaska; pop. 20 in 1880, 34 in 1890.

Attenmiut. A division of the Malemiut Eskimo whose chief village is Atten, near the source of Buckland r., Alaska.

Attenok. A Sidarumiut Eskimo village on Seahorse ids., Alaska.

Auk. A Koluschan tribe on Stephens passage, Douglas and Admiralty ids., Alaska; pop. 640 in 1880-81, 279 in 1890. Their chief town was called Anchguhlsu. The other settlements mentioned by Petroff were probably summer camps. One such camp was Tsantikihin, now called Juneau. The social divisions are Tlenedi and Wushketan. (J. R. S. )

Aukardneling. A village of the Talirpingmiut division of the Okomiut Eskimo on the w. side of Cumberland sd.

Aukpatuk (red). A Suhinimiut Eskimo village on Ungava bay, Labrador. Hind, Lab. Pen., II, map, 1863.

Avatanak. An Aleut village on a small island of the same name, between Unalaska and Unimak ids., Alaska; pop. 19 in 1880.

Avaudjelling. A summer settlement of Akudnirmiut Eskimo at the N. end of Home bay, Baffin land. Boas in 6th Rep. B. A. E., map, 1888.

Avnulik. A Chnagmiut village in the Yukon district, Alaska; pop. 30 in 1890.

Aziagmiut. The inhabitants of Sledge or Aziak id., Alaska, a subdivision of the Kaviagmiut, numbering 67 in 1890. 11th Census, Alaska, 154, 1893.

Aziak. The village of the Aziagmiut on Sledge id., near C. Nome, Alaska; pop. 50 in 1880. Petroff, 10th Census, Alaska, 11, 1884.

Aziavik. A town of the Chingigmiut Eskimo near C. Peirce, Alaska; pop. 90 in 1890.



MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 23 November 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/a-alaska-indian-villages-towns-and-settlements.htm - Last updated on Oct 14th, 2013


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