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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska

A view of Anaktuvuk Pass from the plane.

NPS photo

Anaktuvuk Pass (Map) is a remote village located within the Park and Preserve boundaries. It was established along a major caribou migration route in the early 1950s by the last remaining band of semi-nomadic Nunamiut Eskimo.

Even today, the residents continue to depend on caribou and other natural resources for food, clothing and cultural continuity.

Learn more about the history of Anaktuvuk Pass and the Nunamiut people who live there.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of a Native Alaskan woman with a dog team in the winter snow

Humans have lived on and off the land in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve for more than 12,500 years.