Kaguyak is a local Alutiiq (Russian-Aleut) name, first reported in 1868 as "Alsentia." In 1880 it was reported as "Kaguiak." The earthquake of 1964 generated a tsunami which virtually destroyed the village. The village is abandoned.
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History and map graphic used with permission from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development