in the Bethel Census Area
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- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (too look' sack)
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Geography and Climate
- Tuluksak lies on the south bank of the Tuluksak River at its junction with the Kuskokwim River. The village is 35 miles northeast of Bethel.
- Annual precipitation averages 16 inches in this area, with 50 inches of snowfall. Summer temperatures range from 62 to 42 °F; winter temperatures can be 19 to -2 °F.
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- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- The name was first published in 1861 as "Tul'yagmyut," an Eskimo word meaning "related to loon." The 1880 U.S. Census noted a population of 150 living in the village. A city government was formed in 1970 but was dissolved on March 7, 1997.
- Tuluksak is a traditional Yup'ik Eskimo village with a fishing and subsistence livelihood.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Tuluksak Native Community
- Local Option Restrictions
- Ban sale, importation, and possession of alcohol.
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- It can be accessed by a state-owned wide gravel airstrip year-round. There are no docking facilities, although cargo barges deliver during the summer. In the summer of 2014, the river was too low for barges to travel there. This meant that barges were unable to deliver fuel to the village. Residents use fishing boats, skiffs, snow machines, and ATVs for local transportation.
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