in the Bethel Census Area
- Area Type
- Place of Interest
- Current Population
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (nah pah' myoot)
- Community's Judicial District
- Recording District
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
Geography and Climate
- Napaimute is located on the north bank of the Kuskokwim River, 28 miles east of Aniak in the Kilbuck-Kuskokwim Mountains.
- The climate of Napaimute is continental, with temperatures ranging from -55 to 87 °F. Average annual precipitation is 20 inches, with snowfall of 85 inches.
- Community Map Available
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- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- Napaimute means "forest people" and was once called "Hoffman's," after George W. Hoffman, an Englishman who established a trading post at the site in 1906. A community of non-Native trappers and miners, with a significant number of Eskimos, developed around the trading post. Hoffman built a territorial school in 1920. A second school was established in 1926. By the early 1950s, most residents had moved to nearby villages, many to Aniak. Today, it is used as a summer fish camp.
- Napaimute is used seasonally by area Natives as a subsistence camp.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Native Village of Napaimute
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Number of Commercial Fishing Permit Holders
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- CDQ Participant
- Napaimute is easily accessible by riverboat. In the summer months, all passengers, cargo, and mail arrive in the village by boat. A cargo barge stops several times during the summer. Air charters by float planes or ski planes are available. The river is used as a ice road by snow machines during winter. The Native Village of Napaimute owns a gravel runway.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
- Community's Senate District
- Community's House District