Location in Alaska
|State :||United States|
|Borough :||Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area|
|Time zone :||Alaska ( UTC − 9 / −8 )|
|Residents :||264 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||2.4 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||116 km 2 (approx. 45 mi 2 ) of
which 110.7 km 2 (approx. 43 mi 2 ) are land
|Height :||35 m|
|Area code :||+1 907|
|GNIS ID :||1407321|
Nulato is located on the right bank of the Yukon north of the mouth of the Nulato River at the foot of the Nulato Hills , 53 km west of Galena . On the opposite side of the river is the Innoko National Wildlife Refuge .
The Koyukon , a group of the Athabascans , had camps in the region of the present-day settlement that they left when they followed herds of animals on their migrations. Between the Koyukuk and Nowitna River , there were several places that were used for fishing in the Yukon.
After buying Alaska from Russia , the US military built a telegraph line along the north side of the Yukon. The gold rush of 1884 brought new diseases to the region and killed many Indians. In 1887 a mission station and a school were built. A measles epidemic in 1900 reduced the population by a third.
In 1900 steamship traffic on the Yukon peaked at 46 ships a day. Nulato served as a supply point for firewood.
Since 1963 Nulato has the city charter . In 1981 additional building land was developed 3 km from the original town center.
Nulato takes turns with Kaltag at the annual Stick Dance Festival , where people from the region gather to dance to remember the deceased.
- Nulato Tribal Council (Engl.)