Itissaalik was established in 1904, and temporarily depopulated five years later. It was repopulated again in 1911, and finally abandoned in 1957, during the post-war consolidation phase in northwestern Greenland, with the population moving to nearby Nuussuaq, and further to Kullorsuaq in Melville Bay.
^ abcPetersen, Robert (2003). Settlements, kinship and hunting grounds in traditional Greenland: A comparative study of local experiences from Upernavik and Ammassalik. Danish Polar Center. p. 106. ISBN978-87-635-1261-9.
^Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992