In the southwest corner of town, you'll see – well, you may or may not see, but you'll be on top of – the remains of the ancient village of Ukpiagvik. The site is marked by the remains of semi-subterranean sod huts, which appear as little rises upon the flat landscape.

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1. Utqiaġvik Presbyterian Church


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