Place:Akiak, Bethel, Alaska, United States

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NameAkiak
TypeCity
Coordinates60.91°N 161.218°W
Located inBethel, Alaska, United States
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Akiak (ACK-ee-ack) (Akiaq in Central Yup'ik) is a city in Bethel Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 346 at the 2010 census.

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In 1880, the village of "Ackiagmute" had a population of 175. The name Akiak means "the other side", since this place was a crossing to the Yukon River basin during the winter for area Eskimos. The Akiak post office was established in 1916. A U.S. Public Health Service hospital was built in the 1920s. The city was incorporated in 1970.

A federally recognized tribe is located in the community—the Akiak Native Community. Akiak is a Yup'ik Eskimo village with a reliance on subsistence and fishing activities. The sale or importation of alcohol is banned in the village.

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