The museum collection of Kobuk Valley National Park contains a range of natural history specimens and cultural artifacts representing several disciplines and specialties such as biology, paleontology, archeology, history and archives.
The vast majority of specimens and artifacts cataloged into the park collection are associated with scientific research activities. The archives are largely administrative records, reports and archeological field notes.
As of 2008, items in the collection include –
Archeological artifacts: 294
Total items: 10,333
View the collection catalog records online through the NPS WebCatalog.
Did You Know?
Caribou have been hunted in the same spot at Onion Portage for the last 9000 years. This site in Kobuk Valley National Park is now a National Historic Landmark. Local area residents still hunt caribou here during the animals’ southward migration in the fall.