The 1890 census listed the Eskimo village of "Noghelingamiut," meaning "people of Noghelin," at this location. The present name is an anglicized version of the original. The village was established in the late 1800s due to the bountiful fish and game in the immediate area.
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History and map graphic used with permission from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development