Native Allotments—The Alaska Native Allotment Act of May 17, 1906, as amended, authorized the Secretary of the Interior to grant up to 160 acres of vacant, unappropriated, and unreserved nominated land to resident Indians, Aleuts, or Eskimos of Alaska. An applicant must have been the head of a family or 21 years of age before the act was terminated by ANCSA in 1971. Application was made for about 2,000 parcels of land (204,200 acres) in northwest Alaska before that date. They will continue to be processed and title granted to qualifying applicants. Most lands under application are near the villages and along rivers, streams, lakes and coastal waters, including lagoons and offshore islands.
[Alaska Regional Profiles, Northwest Region, p.217]