Anvik is a city, home to the Deg Hit'an people, in the Yukon-
The original site was on the other side of the Yukon River, but residents gradually moved to where the Anvik Episcopal mission/school and church were constructed in 1887. A post office was also erected ten years later. There were two influenza epidemics, first in 1918, and again in 1927, which created many orphans. Children came from as far away as Fort Yukon to the mission.
Anvik has been known by many names throughout the years, including: American Station, Anvic, Anvick, Anvig, Anvig Station, and Anwig. Anvik was an Ingalik Indian village which the Russian Andrei Glazanov reported as having several hundred people in 1834 (the population has since been estimated to be over 700). The Native village was originally sited across the Yukon River Northeast of its present location at a place called the point. Every year at breakup, families moved up into the hills from the point.
Village residents recall the sternwheelers which carried supplies to town in the late teens and early 1920's. Some village residents had contracts to cut wood which was utilized for fuel by the sternwheelers. Residents sold fish and furs to traders who arrived by boat.
The early 1930's brought the first arrival of a plane on skis. Regular mail service was established in the mid-
Anvik is also the first checkpoint on the Yukon River for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, when the sled dog race takes a southern route every other year. The church bell is always rung for the first team that arrives.
Anvik is located at ￼62°39'20″N 160°12'33″W / 62.65556°N 160.20917°W / 62.65556; -
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.9miles (30.9²), of which 9.5miles (24.6²) is land and 2.4miles (6.3²) (20.44%) is water. It is considered an incorporated place (FIPS 55-
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