Aniuk River

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 67 ° 58' 54" N, 157 ° 58' 7" W
  • Region: Northwest Arctic
  • Uses:
  • Elevation: 1050 ft (320.04 m)


heads on S slope of Kavaksurak Mtn., flows SW to Noatak River, Brooks Range; 45 miles long.

Eskomo name; recorded on a 1910 fieldsheet by C. E. Giffin probably related in origin to a local Eskimo village called "An-e-yuk", reported by Ensign Howard (in Stoney, 1900, p. 67), U.S. Navy (USN). The name may mean "he goes out" or the trail through the mountains at Howard Pass.



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