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Nunivak

(no͞o`nĭvăk), island, c.1,700 sq mi (4,400 sq km), off W Alaska, in the Bering Sea. It is the second largest island in the Bering Sea. Fogbound most of the year, Nunivak is covered with low vegetation and has a small Eskimo population engaged in hunting and fishing. Reindeer and musk oxen have been introduced as part of a national wildlife refuge there. The island was discovered in 1821 by Russian explorers.

Nunivak

 

an island in the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, belonging to the USA. It has an area of 4,500 sq km and maximum elevation of 511 m (Mount Roberts). The vegetative cover consists of subarctic meadows. The chief occupations are reindeer herding and the breeding of musk-oxen. The main settlement is Mekoryuk, with 250 inhabitants in 1970. It was discovered by the Russian admiral M. N. Vasil’ev in 1821.

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Hunting, and really all activities on Nunivak Island, revolve around the weather.
Permit hunts on Alaska's Nunivak Island and guided winter hunts in Canada's Nunavut, where most Arctic communities are serviced by commercial flights.
represents the villages of the lower Yukon River, the central and lower Kuskokwim River, Nunivak Island, and the Bering Sea coast from the mouth of the Yukon River south to Cape Newenham.
NQC = northern Queen Charlotte Islands, NI = Nagai Island, UP = Unimak Pass, PI = Nunivak Island (central Bering Sea).
Stories and legends from Nunivak Island in the far west (Lantis 1946: 282-283) to Greenland in the east (Rasmussen 1908:209, 284) mention dried seal meat specifically, along with other dried meat, as something provident people prepared or had large quantities cached away.
Dropped in places like Bethel, Sitka, or Nunivak Island, Mahurin hands out Association literature and speaks from the heart.
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During these 30 years of bowhunting I've endured 33 degrees below zero when chasing musk oxen on Nunivak Island, Alaska, and survived dehydration and a sweat-drenching stalk at 114 degrees while pursuing Columbian blacktails in northern California.
In 1964 he made a motion picture of the muskoxen of Nunivak Island, Alaska, which became a CBS special entitled Wild River, Wild Beasts.
Twenty-five women in a small village on Nunivak Island off the west coast of Alaska took part in a knitting workshop.
Mekoryuk is at the mouth of Shoal Bay on the north shore of Nunivak Island in the Bering Sea.