Information About

Redstone River

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Redstone River on The Map

Location

67 ° 8' 39" N,
157 ° 38' 5" W

Region

Northwest Arctic

Elevation

98 ft (29.87 m)

Uses

Redstone River in Detail.

About

heads at 673200N, 1571500W, flows SW to Ambler River, 22 mi. NW of Shungnak, Brooks Range

History

Named by Lieutenant Stoney (1900, map), U.S. Navy (USN), in 1885, apparently a translation of the Eskimo name he records as "E-vel-she-ark" and "Evesheark." This name was spelled "Ivishak" by Orth in 1956 and refers to an iron oxide used for making "red paint."