Kaltag was called “Kalstol” originally. Old Kaltag Village was located four miles down Yukon River where the Kaltag River empties, had been there for more than 2,000 years. Kaltag was moved to present site due to flooding. Tribal Chief John Madros Sr. who said sites to visit are two Cemeteries, due to when Village was moved. There was a third Cemetery that has been partially washed away by the Wild Super Natural Yukon River. Mr. Madros as a child remembers seeing graves being pulled into the Yukon River due to washouts. Kaltag population is 100 of which 29 are students. Wildlife photography is a must and the Artisans are still producing bead work, fur products such as: Hats, gloves, coats, boots, slippers and ruffs. Birch Bark Basket are also produced. November the Yukon begins to freeze, tripods are placed marking the Yukon River for travel.

Circle | Fort Yukon | Beaver | Stevens | Rampart | Tanana | Ruby | Galena | Koyukuk
Nulato | Kaltag | Grayling | Anvik | Holy Cross

 

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