Nunam Iqua, otherwise known as Sheldon
is on a south fork of the Yukon River, about 9 miles south of Alakanuk
and 18 miles southwest of Emmonak on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It lies
500 miles northwest of Anchorage. It lies at approximately 62░ 32' N
Latitude, 164░ 52' W Longitude (Sec. 10, T028N, R084W, Seward Meridian).
The community is located in the Bethel Recording District. The area
encompasses 13 sq. miles of land and 5 sq. miles of water.
Sheldon Point was historically the
location of summer fish camps, due to its location near the Black River.
The village was first reported in 1950 when the U.S. Census recorded 43
residents. Its Yup'ik name is "Nunam Iqua," which means "end of the
land." A man called Sheldon owned and operated a fish saltery at the
April 2000 - the community of 181
people has passed an ordinance to return to the traditional Yup'ik name