heads in Chuilnuk Mts., flows NE and NW to Kuskokwim River, 9 mi. S of village of Crooked Creek and 33 mi. W of Sleetmute, Kilbuck- Kuskokwim Mts.
Eskimo name spelled "Oskawalit" on 1898 field sheet by W. S. Post, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), with the note "obtained from A. Lind, a trader." U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported the present spelling in 1945 and gave the meaning as "shoe-string or thong."