The History of Ohogamiut

Ohogamiut is located on the right bank of the Yukon River, 22 miles southeast of Marshall, in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It lies at approximately 61 34' N Latitude, 161 52' W Longitude (Sec. 18, T017N, R069W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Bethel Recording District. The area encompasses 7 sq. miles of land and 2 sq. miles of water.

The Eskimo name "Okhnagamiut" means "village (people) on the other side (of the river)." The name was also shown as "Ohogamut" on a 1916 USGS field sheet. The village is now a summer fish camp.


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History and map graphic used with permission from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development