The History of Kipnuk

Kipnuk is located on the west bank of the Kugkaktlik River in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, 85 air miles southwest of Bethel. It lies four miles inland from the Bering Sea coast. It lies at approximately 59 56' N Latitude, 164 03' W Longitude (Sec. 10, T003S, R086W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Bethel Recording District. The area encompasses 30 sq. miles of land and 1 sq. miles of water.

Yup'ik Eskimos have inhabited the region for thousands of years. According to early BIA records, the village was established around 1922.


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History and map graphic used with permission from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development