Saattoq was populated in 1881. It was a very small village of fewer than 10 people at any time. It was abandoned in 1957, during the post-war consolidation phase in northwestern Greenland, with the survuving population moving to nearby Nutaarmiut.
^ abcPetersen, Robert (2003). Settlements, kinship and hunting grounds in traditional Greenland: A comparative study of local experiences from Upernavik and Ammassalik. Danish Polar Center. pp. 105,108. ISBN978-87-635-1261-9.