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Napaskiak is located on the east bank of the Kuskokwim River, along the Napaskiak Slough, 7 miles southeast of Bethel. It lies at approximately 60░ 42' N Latitude, 161░ 54' W Longitude (Sec. 08, T007N, R071W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Bethel Recording District. The area encompasses 4 sq. miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.

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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