is located on the east shore of Norton Sound. It lies 125 miles east of
Nome and 33 miles north of Unalakleet. It lies at approximately 64░ 20'
N Latitude, 161░ 09' W Longitude (Sec. 23, T013S, R013W, Kateel River
Meridian). The community is located in the Cape Nome Recording District.
The area encompasses 2 sq. miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.
Shaktoolik was the first and
southernmost Malemiut settlement on Norton Sound, occupied as early as
1839. Twelve miles northeast, on Cape Denbigh, is "Iyatayet," a site
that is 6,000 to 8,000 years old. The village was originally located six
miles up the Shaktoolik River, and moved to the mouth of the River in
1933. This site was prone to severe storms and winds, however, and the
village relocated to its present, more sheltered location in 1967.
Reindeer herds were managed in the Shaktoolik area around 1905.