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In far northern Alaska there is a small village on the Bering Sea with the ancient name of Shaktoolik.
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#1 Dec 15, 2010
What a short article, I would have thought that there would be a little more to it than that! At least a definition of what it means.
For inquiring minds, Shaktoolik is a differing of the Eskimo word, "Suktuliq, which means "Scattered things." This was in reference to the fact that the area suffers from very high winds and items from the camp would be scattered by them.
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