The History of Toksook Bay

Toksook Bay is one of three villages located on Nelson Island, which lies 115 miles northwest of Bethel. It is on Kangirlvar Bay across the water from Nunivak Island. Tununak is about 6 miles to the northwest. It lies at approximately 60 31' N Latitude, 165 06' W Longitude (Sec. 17, T005N, R090W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Bethel Recording District. The area encompasses 32 sq. miles of land and 41 sq. miles of water.

The area has been utilized by Eskimos for thousands of years. Toksook Bay was established in 1964 when many people moved from Nightmute.


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History and map graphic used with permission from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development