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St Lawrence Island, Alaska, U.S.A. (Yupik name, Sivuqaq) is the homeland of Alaska's Yupik Eskimos. They are also called Siberian Yupik Eskimos to distinguish them from the mainland Yup'ik Eskimos of southwest Alaska. St Lawrence Island is situated at the bottom of the Bering Strait in the north Bering Sea that separates northwestern North America from northeastern Asia (Figure 1). There are two Yupik Eskimo communities on the island. Gambell (also called Sivuqaq), the older community, has roots that go back to 500 ce. Its location is a level gravel spit on Northwest Cape at the northwestern tip of the 102 mile long island; Savoonga, the younger community, was formed after 1914 and is located on the northern shore, about 40 miles east of Gambell.

Figure 1. St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, U.S.A.
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