Nigalik (historical) is a cultural feature (locale) in North Slope Borough. The primary coordinates for Nigalik (historical) places it within the 99734 ZIP Code delivery area.
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|Feature Name:||Nigalik (historical)|
|Category:||Alaska physical, cultural and historic features|
|Description:||at mouth of Colville River, Arctic Plain|
|History:||Formerly one of the most famous Eskimo trading sites in northern Alaska for the coastal and inland Eskimo, who met here each spring to hunt and trade. Recorded in 1853 by Commander R. Maguire as "Nighali" and "Nigamak" and by John Simpson, as "Nigalek" (Leffingwell, 1919, p. 98) W. H. Dall's map of 1877 shows it as Nig-a-lek; the 10th Census of 1880 lists "Nigaluk." The name "Nikilik" is derived from Nikilivik, the Eskimo name for the Pacific whitefronted goose, (Anser albifrons frontalis (Rausch, 1951, p. 158) . See Nunatunga.|
|Borough:||North Slope Borough|
|Search for:||Nigalik (historical) Address & Phone Number|
|Alpine, AK (12.7 miles WSW)|