Savoonga is located on the northern coast of St. Lawrence Island in the
Bering Sea, 164 miles west of Nome. It lies 39 miles southeast of Gambell.
Summer temperatures average 40 to 51 °F while winter temperatures
range from -7 to 11 °F. Average precipitation is 10 inches annually,
with 58 inches of snowfall. Freeze-up on the Bering Sea occurs in mid-November,
with break-up in late May.
Ackerman, Robert E. 1976. The Eskimo People of Savoonga. Phoenix, AZ : Indian Tribal Series.
Apassingok, Anders. 1985. Sivuqam nangaghnegha: siivanllemta ungipaqellghat. Unalakleet, AK: Bering Strait School District.
Braund, Stephen R. 1988. The Skin Boats of Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press.
Grotbo, John A. 1977. Savoonga: Its History, Population and Economy. Billings, MT: United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Planning Support Group. Report - United States Department of the Interior, Planning Support Group no. 242.
Jolles, Carol Zane. 1990. Being Yup'ik, Being Christian: Ethnicity and Christianity in Sivuqaq. Thesis (Ph. D.) - University of Washington.
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. 1990 1999. Eskimo Songs from Alaska. [Washington, D.C.]; 1 sound disc (43 min., 50 sec.). Language: Yupik languages; Sung in Eskimo. Custom compact disc series Standard No: Publisher: F-4069; Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings; FE 4069.
Wibberley, Stephen. 1969. When Savoonga Began. Savoonga, AK: Bureau of Indian Affairs.
From the National Weather service
Kawerak, Inc. Savoonga village site