in the Wade Hampton Census Area
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- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (pit' kus)
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Geography and Climate
- Pitkas Point is located near the junction of the Yukon and Andreafsky Rivers, 5 miles northwest of St. Mary's on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It lies 3 miles by road from the St. Mary's airport.
- The climate is both maritime and continental. Temperatures range from -44 to 83 °F. Annual precipitation averages 16 inches, with 60 inches of snowfall.
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- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- Eskimos who first settled there called it "Nigiklik," a Yup'ik word meaning "to the north." It was first reported in 1898 by the U.S. Geological Survey. The village was later renamed for a trader who opened a general store that was a branch of Northern Commercial Company.
- Pitkas Point is a Yup'ik Eskimo village dependent upon a subsistence lifestyle.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
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- Native Village of Pitka's Point
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- The Yukon River allows easy access by water, and many families own a skiff. There is a 17.7-mile road connecting Mountain Village with the St. Mary's airport and Andreafsky, so residents have access to the transportation facilities at St. Mary's. Snow machines provide local winter transportation.
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