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Sheshalik is a former Inuit village and summer camp in the Northwest Arctic Boroughmarker in the U.S. state of Alaskamarker. It is located by the Chukchi Seamarker shore on the Sheshalik Spit, 14 mi. northwest of Kotzebuemarker.

The name of this village was recorded as "Sesualik" by Captain Frederick William Beechey in 1831. In the 1880 Census conducted by Ivan Petroff Sheshalik was listed as "Sheshalegamute" with a population of 100. Captain Calvin L. Hooper (1881, p. 44) published the name as "She-shore-lik," and U.S. Navy lieutenant George M. Stoney, in his manuscript map dated 1883, wrote it as "She-sur-are-lick." Maximum elevation 3 m.

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