Place:Eagle Village, Southeast Fairbanks, Alaska, United States


NameEagle Village
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates64.781°N 141.115°W
Located inSoutheast Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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Eagle Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, United States. The population was 67 at the 2010 census.

Eagle Village is located on the Yukon River west of the border between Alaska and the Yukon Territory of Canada on the Taylor Highway, next to Eagle. Eagle Village was called Johnny's in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by some people, after its chief at the time, known as John in English.

The village was destroyed in spring 2009 during severe flooding. Ice dams formed on the river, and the waters flooded behind them, destroying much of the old village. There were no fatalities.

The Eagle area has been the historical home to Han people since before the arrival of Europeans in Alaska. 30 people (44%) of Eagle Village population are Native Americans, mostly Han, but also some Gwich'in. Of the total Alaskan Hän population of about 50 people, perhaps 12 speak the language.

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