Shageluk Native Village

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Shageluk is located on the east bank of the Innoko River, approximately 20 miles east of Anvik and 34 miles northeast of Holy Cross. The Innoko is a tributary of the Yukon River. Shageluk is an Ingalik Indian village. 

Official Tribal Name: Shageluk Native Village

Address: P.O. Box 109, Shageluk, AK, 99665
Phone: (907) 473-8239
Fax: (907) 473-8295
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Pronunciation: SHAG-uh-look
Recognition Status: Federally Recognized

Alaskan Ethnic Group: Ingalik Indian

Alaskan Native Culture: Deg Hit’an Athabascan

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Alaska Native Regional Corporation: Doyon, Limited

Alaska Native Association: Tanana Chiefs Conference

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Alternate Names / Spellings: Chageluk

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Shageluk is located on the east bank of the Innoko River, approximately 20 miles east of Anvik and 34 miles northeast of Holy Cross. The Innoko is a tributary of the Yukon River.

Village History:

Shageluk is anan Ingalik Indian village first reported as “Tie’goschitno” in 1850 by Lt. Zagoskin of the Russian Navy. In 1861, a historian for the Russian American Company reported six villages on the Innoko. These were collectively called the “Chageluk settlements” during the 1880 Census.

Shageluk became one of the permanent communities in the area. A post office was established in 1924. Residents of Shageluk moved in 1966 from a flood-prone location to a higher site two miles southeast. The BIA constructed 20 homes and a school at the new site. The city was incorporated in 1970.

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The population was 69 in 2012.

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Shageluk has a cold, continental climate. Summer temperatures average from 42 to 80 °F, and winters can range from -62 to 0 °F. Annual precipitation averages 67 inches, with average snowfall of 110 inches. The Innoko River is generally ice-free from June through October.

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