The History of Buckland

Buckland is located on the west bank of the Buckland River, about 75 miles southeast of Kotzebue. It lies at approximately 65 59' N Latitude, 161 08' W Longitude. The community is located in the Cape Nome Recording District. The area encompasses 1 sq. miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.

The residents have moved from one site to another along the river at least five times in recent memory, to places known as Elephant Point, Old Buckland and New Site. The presence of many fossil finds at Elephant Point indicate prehistoric occupation of the area. The Inupiaq Eskimos depend on reindeer, beluga whale and seal for survival.

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