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Deering is a small community on the south shore of Kotzebue Sound near the mouth of the Inmachuk River. Before there was a permanent community here, the Inmachukmiut used this area seasonally. NANA's web site says that people began staying here year round after missionaries built a school on the spit. I am told tha...
The Native Village of Deering occupies a narrow strip of land where the Inmachuk River empties into Kotzebue Sound. Census 2010 counted 122 residents here in 44 households. You can see evidence of subsistence activities, and fish and seals provide a considerable portion of the local diet. The cliffs in the distance are...