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Manokotak is located 25 miles southwest of Dillingham on the Igushik River. It lies 347 miles southwest of Anchorage. It lies at approximately 58░ 58' N Latitude, 159░ 03' W Longitude (Sec. 12, T014S, R059W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Bristol Bay Recording District. The area encompasses 35 sq. miles of land and 1 sq. miles of water.

Manokotak is one of the newer villages in the Bristol Bay region. It became a permanent settlement in 1946-47 with the consolidation of the villages of Igushik and Tuklung. People also migrated from Kulukak, Togiak and Aleknagik. Igushik is now used as a summer fish camp by many of the residents of Manokotak. School was conducted in a church constructed in 1949. A school was built in 1958-59. A post office was established in 1960. Trapping has been an attractive lure to the area, although it has declined since the 1960s.




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