The area has historically been occupied by Yup'ik Eskimos. Napaskiak was first reported by the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey in 1867. The 1880 U.S. Census reported a population of 196. By 1890, the numbers had dropped to 97, and were as low as 67 in 1939.
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History and map graphic used with permission from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development