Information About

Inuktak Creek

Quick Facts

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Location

68 ° 3' 29" N,
165 ° 28' 46" W

Region

North Slope

Elevation

23 ft (7.01 m)

Uses

Inuktak Creek in Detail.

About

Flows SW to the Chukchi Sea, 0.3 mi SE of the mouth of Kisimilok Creek and 14.2 mi SE of Cape Thompson, Arctic Slope.

History

Eskimo name meaning "murder" referring to a famous folktale of a battle near here between the Tigaramiut (Point Hop people) and the Kivalinagmiut (Kivalina people) according to Lawrence Sage who lived here as a boy. W. O. Pruitt, University of Alaska, applied this name to Kiktoya Creek. The name was reported in 1950 as "Inuktuk" by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS).