Information About

Kantishna River

Quick Facts

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Location

64 ° 45' 44" N,
149 ° 57' 56" W

Region

Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)

Tributary to

Tanana River

Tributaries

Folger Slough,

Length

108 mi (173.81 km)

Elevation

279 ft (85.04 m)

Uses

Kantishna River in Detail.

About

heads at junction of Birch Creek and McKinley River, flows N to Tanana River, 32 mi. NW of Nenana, Tanana Low.

History

There was considerable confusion over the application of this Indian name prior to adequate mapping. Lieutenant J. S. Herron, USA, in 1899 appears to have been first to show a name for the stream when he wrote both Indian names, "Toclat (Con-tay-th-no);" recognizing the possible confusion of application with the name "Toclat River" of Lieutenant H. T. Allen, USA, in 1885. Herron also wrote the name as "Con-tay-thno." A. H. Brooks, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), called the stream "Toklat" in 1902. Lieutenant Gibbs, USA, in 1902 and D. L. Reaburn, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in 1903 both mapped the mouth of the stream in its correct position showing it to be the same which Lieutenant Allen called "Dugan" in 1885 for Lieutenant Thomas Buchanan Dugan, USA. Gibbs wrote "Cantishna" and Reaburn "Kantishna." The name "Toklat River" is now applied to a branch of the Kantishna.

Places Near Kantishna River
Areas:

Henteel Dokaak-et,

Lakes:

Bear Lake, Black Bear Lake, Deadman Lake,

Rivers:

Kantishna River, Tolovana River,

Streams:

Rock Creek,

Cities:

Tolovana, Tutlut (historical),