Kodiak Island Borough
Latitude / Longitude:
58°00′28″N 152°46′05″W / 58.00778°N 152.76806°W / 58.00778
Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
For more than 7,500 years, the Alutiiq people lived in hundreds of settlements in the Kodiak Archipelago. Like most other early native Alaskan peoples, the people of Afognak fished and hunted sea mammals from kayaks covered in seal skin. Men and women performed different tasks for the village. The people of Afognak traded services and goods with other settlements in Southeast Alaska and the Aleutian chain.
Afognak was covered by one meter (3 ft) of ash when Mount Katmai erupted in 1912
March 27, 1964 (Good Friday earthquake)
Named by Russian settlers; derived from Afognak Island in 1839. The U.S. bought the occupation rights in 1867.