Muknuk River

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 63 ° 36' 10" N, 170 ° 49' 39" W
  • Region: Nome (CA)
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On Saint Lawrence Island, heading on the W slopes of the Kookooligit Mountains and flowing W to the Bering Sea, 7 mi SW of Eevwak Point, 12 mi. SW of Savoonga.

Eskimo descriptive name reported in 1965 by Orth, as "Maknak," meaning "a drainage." The spelling recommended by the Savoonga village council in 1949, was "Muknuk."



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