The History of Atmautluak

Atmautluak lies on the west bank of the Pitmiktakik River in the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta, 20 miles northwest of Bethel. It lies at approximately 60 51' N Latitude, 162 16' W Longitude (Sec. 19, T009N, R074W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Bethel Recording District. The area encompasses 2 sq. miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.

Yup'ik Eskimos have inhabited this region for thousands of years due to the area's rich resources, however Atmautluak itself was not settled until the 1960s. People moved to this site on higher ground to avoid flooding and for the rich resources of the area.


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