Ekwok is located along the Nushagak River, 43 miles northeast of Dillingham.  It is the oldest continuously-occupied Yup’ik Eskimo village on the river. During the 1800s, the settlement was used in the spring and summer as a fish camp and in the fall as a base for berry picking. By 1923, it was the largest settlement along the river. Ekwok is a Yup’ik Eskimo village with residents who follow a fishing and subsistence lifestyle. The Yup’ik word for Ekwok is Iquaq, which means “end of the bluff.”