The History of Tuluksak

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. It lies at approximately 61 06' N Latitude, 160 58' W Longitude (Sec. 27, T012N, R066W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Bethel Recording District. The area encompasses 3 sq. miles of land and 1 sq. miles of water.

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.


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