Oscar Nictune, Sr.

Oscar Nictune, Sr., Alatna

  • Oscar Nictune, Sr., lived near the Arctic Circle in the Eskimo village of Alatna, located on the north bank of the Koyukuk River.  Across the Koyukuk River from Alatna is the Athabascan Indian village of Allakaket.  Most of Oscar’s nearly 160 descendants live in these two places, creating a unique mixture of the two cultures.  Oscar spent much of his life traveling the lands north and south of Alatna by riverboat in the summer, dogsled in the winter, and by foot in any season.