YAKUTAT, ALASKA

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history of yakutat

Primarily a fishing village, Yakutat, and its economy, is dependent upon fishing, fish processing, government services and tourism. Yakutat is located two hundred twelve (212) miles northwest of Juneau and three hundred eighty (380) miles south of Anchorage.

The Tribe’s traditional territory is approximately the same as the City and Borough of Yakutat boundaries, which encompass nine thousand four hundred and sixty (9,460) square miles. The total population of Yakutat is approximately 682 residents, of whom about 46.8% are American Indian/Alaskan Native (2020 Census).

Pictures by: Kayamori Photograph Collection