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Anaktuvuk Pass Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 15 photos

Visited Anaktuvuk Pass on a daytrip as part of a trip through central Alaska. The village has quite a history. It is located at a pass where the caribou migrate allowing for subsistence hunting of the Native Alaskans. It was one of the first permanent settlements of the Inupiats who were previously nomadic. It was one of the first Native American villages to have its own school to prevent sending their children to boarding schools. It is very remote. You can only get there by plane or dogsled. Argos are the main local transportation although it is easy to walk through the town. It is at the northern end of Gates of the Arctic National Park and the John River. Tried some limited hiking along the nearby mountains. All of the ground is tundra. Great place to go to get a flavor of the geography and the peoples of the Arctic.

  • Last visit to Anaktuvuk Pass: Aug 2000
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  • Dec 7, 2004 at 9:02 AM

    I agree that "we" have brought a "civilization" to these people (internet, TV, drugs and alcohol)- & destroyed their society of working together to harvest caribou and other game. The museum is a MUST SEE, telling about the society before we "invaded" it.

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