Paġlagivisi!

Paġlagivisi! (HMXGV)

Location: Barrow, AK 99723 North Slope
Country: United States of America

N 71° 17.279', W 156° 48.103'

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Welcome to the Ancient Village of Ukpiaġvik

— "The Place Where We Hunt Snowy Owls" —

Sharing Food, Sharing Life - Then and Now
Ukpiaġvik, which means ?the place where we hunt snowy owls,' was one of several ancient villages in the Barrow area. Our ancestors settled here primarily to hunt the great bowhead whales. But their diet - just like ours today - was supplemented by the harvest of Nature's other gifts, including the highly valued snowy owl. Even with the conveniences of the 21st century, it is the gathering and sharing our Native foods that binds our families, friendships and spirits together.

Homebuilding 2,000 Years Ago
Our heritage comes from our culture's ingenious use of the natural resources. The mounds before you are the 2,000 year-old remains of our ancestors' semi-underground sod homes. The thick earthen walls held in the heat from the whale oil lamps while keeping out the bitter arctic winds. A sunken tunnel-like entrance was engineered to keep cold air from entering the warm interior living space, and the roof was supported with the long jawbones of the bowhead.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)4W E 578696 N 7910946
Decimal Degrees71.28798333, -156.80171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 71° 17.279', W 156° 48.103'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds71° 17' 16.74" N, 156° 48' 6.18" W
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Area Code(s)907
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 165-199 Apayauk St, Barrow AK 99723, US
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