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Kugirukruk; river, tributary to the Kuzitrin river, from the north, in the central
part of Seward peninsula. Eskimo name, from Brooks, of the Geological
Survey, 1900.

Kugrua; river, tributary to the Arctic ocean at the Seashore islands. Native name,
from English naval officers during the Franklin search expedition. Always
hitherto has been written Cogrua. According to Murdoch, Kug'ru is the
Eskimo name of the ivMstling swan.

Kugruk; mining district, and river, tributary to the Kuzitrin, from the north, in
western part of Seward peninsula. Eskimo name, variously written
Koogrock, Kougrok, Kugrock, etc., from Barnard and Brooks, 1900.

Kugruk; river, tributary to Kotzebue sound, Seward peninsula, a little west of Cape
Deceit. Eskimo name, from Brooks 1900. Has been written Koogroog.

Kuguklik; river, in western Alaska, a little north of Kuskokwim bay. Eskimo
name, from Nelson, who crossed its mouth in December, 1878.

Kugulik, bay; see Kuzhulik.

Kuiak; slough, about 2 miles from St. Michael canal, near St. Michael, western
Alaska. Eskimo name, from the Coast Survey, 1898, who wrote it Kooyak.

Kuik-anuik-puk; see Kuyikauuikpul.

Kaikli, village; see Kwik.

Kuilkluk; Eskimo village, on the left bank of the Kuskokwim, about 20 miles above
Bethel. Native name, from Nelson, 1878-79, who wrote it Kuilkhloganmte,
i. e.,Kui]klok people. Petrof gives its population, in 1880, as 75, and its
name Kulikhlugamute in his text (p. 17) and Kuilkhlogamute on his map.


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Kiiivild, pass; sco Kwemelnk.

Kuiu; island, diu' of tlio largtMslands of tlie Alexander archipelago. Native name,

obtained by the Russians. Has also been called Kou island.
KiiiiiL, river; see Koyukuk.
Kuiukta; bay, northeast of Mitrofania island, indenting the southern shore of

Alaska peninsula. Native name, from the Russians.
Kujulik; bay, on the southern shore of Alaska peninsula, immediately east of

Chignik bay. Native name, from the Russians. Pronounced Kee-zhu-

lik. Has also been written Kaiulik, Koujalik, Kugulik, etc.
Kuka, rock; see Signals (The).
Kukak; liay, west of Afognak, on the northern shore of Shelikof strait. Native

name, from early Russian explorers. Sometimes written Koukak. Langs-

dorf, ISlo, wrote it as above, Kukak.
Kukak; Indian village, on Kukak bay. Lutke, 1835, has Koukak bay and village.
Kukistan; cape, on the eastern shore of Cook inlet. Called Dolgoi (long) or

Kukis-Tan by Wosnesenski about 1840. Native name. The termination

tan appears to mean point or cape.
Kiikkriu, harbor; see Portlock.
Kuklax; lake, near the water portage, between the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers.

Raymond, in 1869, reported its native name as Kuklaxlekuhta. I have

follow-ed him part way and called it Kuklax.
Kukluktuk; Eskimo village, on the left bank of the Kuskokwim river, about 30

miles below Kolmakof. Name from Petrof, 1880, who writes it Kokh-

Kukpowruk; river, tributary to the Arctic ocean, between Cape Lisburne and Icy

cape. Eskimo name, i^ublished, in 1890, as Kookpoowrook and Kook-

powrook. Kuk in the dialect of the northwestern Eskimo means river.

It is probable that Kukpaurungmiut of the Eleventh Census refers to

some village or people near or on this river.
Kukpuk; river, tributary to Marryat inlet, near Point Hope, Arctic ocean. Eskimo

name, published by the Coast Survey, in 1890, as Kookpuk (river big).
Kukuliak; native village, on the northern shore of St. Lawrence island, Bering sea.

Native name, from Tebenkof, 1849.
Knkuyukvk. Raymond, 1869, gives this as the name of a small river tributary to the

Yukon, from the south, about a dozen miles above the mouth of the Koyu-
kuk. Name not found elsewhere.
Kukmk, cape; see Douglas.
Kulak; point, the southern point of entrance to Tanaga bay, Tanaga island, middle

Aleutians. Aleut name, from Tebenkof, 1849, who indicates the initial K

as very hard. His spelling has been transliterated Kchulach, or, as it

might be, Kkhulakh.
Kiilgink, island; see Kalgin.
Kuliak; cape, west of Afognak island, on northern shore of Shelikof strait. Native

name, from the Russians, who write it Kuliak and Kuliakuiak.
KiiHcharak, river; see Kvichivak.
Kidiclikof, l)ay; see Snipe.
Kulichkof ; islet, east of Near island, in St. Paul harbor, Kodiak. Named Kulichkof

(snipe) by the early Russians.
Kulichkof; islet, near the southern point of entrance to Kukak bay, Shelikof strait.

Named Kulichkof (snipe) by Vasilief in 1831.
Kulichkof; rock, off Burunof cape, Sitka sound, Alexander archipelago. Named

Kulichkof (snipe) by Vasilief in 1809. Has been variously written Kou-

litzkoff, Kulichek, Kulitch, etc.

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Kulik; lake, in the water portage between the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers.
Called KuUik by Tikhmenief, in 1861, and Koulakh by Raymond, in 1869.
Spurr and Post, who passed here, in 1898, make no mention of this, but
call a lake in this vicinity Oknakluk.

Kuliliak; bay, indenting the southern shore of Unalaska, eastern Aleutians. Called
by its Aleut name, Kuliliak (sorrow, anguish), by Sarichef in 1792, and
since spelled in many ways, as Kiliuluk, Kouliliak, Kullilak, etc.

Kuliugicl: One of the Shumagins, not identified, is so called by Veniaminof and
Lutke. It is a native word, meaning round and rocky. Lutke writes it

Kiillugmliii, cape; see Kuliuk.

Kuliuk; cape, between Uganuk and Uyak bays, on the northern shore of Kodiak.
Native name, from the Russians. Lisianski, 1805, shows a village here
called Koloock. Usually called Kuliug-miut (Kuliuk people) on maps
and written Koulugmut, Kulinyemute, Kuliugmiut, Kumelmot, Kumol-
mot, etc.

KhliKjrua, river; see Meade.

Kuluk; bay, indenting the eastern shore of Adak island, Andreanof group, middle
Aleutians. Native name, from Tebenkof, 1849. Has also been written

Kulukak; lake, draining to Kulukak 1)ay, on north shore of Bristol bay. Native
name, from Tebenkof, 1849, who wrote it Kuliukak. Perhaps this is
identical with Oallek lake of Spurr in 1898.

Kulukak; small shallow^ bay, indenting the northern shore of Bristol bay, about
35 miles northwesterly from Cape Constantine. Native name, from Teben-
kof, 1849, who wrote it Kuliukak. Has also been written Kouloukak,
Kouloulak, Kuliuk, Kululuk, etc. To a large oj^en bay outside this bay
a late Coast Survey chart applies the name Kululak.

Kulvagavik; Eskimo village, on the western side of Kuskokwim bay, Bering sea.
Visited by Nelson in January, 1879, and its native name reported by him
to be Koolvagavigamiut, i.e., Kulvagavik people.

Kumelmot, cape; see Kuliuk.

Kumisik, cape and island; see Kumlik.

Eumlik: cape and island, on the southern shore of Alaska peninsula, northwest of
Sutwik island. Native name, from the Russians. Erroneously Kmnisik.

Kumliun; cape, the northern point of entrance to Chignik bay, Alaska peninsula.
Native name, from the Russians. Variously written Koumloun, Kum-
lium, Kumtiak, etc. It may be identical with Foggy cape of Cook in

Ktimtiak, cape; see Kumliun.

Eun; river, in the Yukon delta, tributary to the head of Scammon bay. Native
name, written Khun by the Coast Survey in 1898. Dall, 1869, wrote it
Kun, and says it is Kun of the Imiuit, and was named Maria Louisa by
Captain Smith of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition, al)out 1867.

Kunaiugiuk, island; see Spectacle.

Kunakakvak. The Russian-American Company's map of 1849 shows a native village
of this name near Karluk, on the north shore of Kodiak.

Kunakan, island; see Sitkalidak.

Kungitak, cape; see Reef.

Kungiugan. The south end of Big Koniuji island, Shumagin group, has the appear-
ance of an island, and is by Tebenkof shown as a separate island with the
native name Kungiugan. Dall gives the name as Kungagingan. I.utke
calls one of the islands in the Shumagin group Kiganghym, which seems
to be another rendering of this word.

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Kung-nk, river; see Buckland. |

Kunikakagi; island (perhaps a lump of ice now melted), in the delta of the Alsek

river, southeastern Alaska. So called by Tebenkof in 1849 (Chart VII).

Apparently a native name. In the Coast Pilot (1883, p. 205, footnote),

it is spelled Kunakagi and applied to a river.
Kunmik; cape, the northeastern point of entrance to Aniakchak bay, Alaska i)enin- |

sula. Name published ])y the Coast Survey in 1899. j

Kuntilluk, island; see Koniuji.
Kunui/u-tmion. One of the Shumagin islands, not identified, is called by Sarichef

Kunujutanany (Phillips Voyages, VI, 15) and by Lutke Kunuyou-

Tanany, i. e., Kunuyu-feigr.
Kitpolruia, peak; see Cupola.
Kupreanof; harbor, between Paul and Jacob islands, off the southern shore o*

Alaska peninsula, northeast of the Shumagins. So named by Woron-

kofski, in 1837.
Kupreanof; island, one of the principal islands of the Alexander archipelago. So

named by the Russians, after Capt. Ivan Andreevich Kupreanof, who

succeeded Wrangell, as governor of the Russian-American colonies, in

1836. Variously spelled Kupreanoff, Kupreanov, Kupr^anow, etc.
Kupreanof; point, on the southern shore of Alaska peninsula, northeast of the

Shumagins. Named Ivanof (John's) by Lutke, 1836, and afterwards

Kupreanof by the Russians. Called Ivanoff, Ivanovsky, Kupreanoff, and

St. John.
Kupreanof; strait, between Kodiak and Afognak islands. Named Karluk by

Murashef, in 1839-40, Kupreanof by the Russian-American Company's

officers, in 1849, Sievernoi (northern) by Tebenkof , in 1849, and variously |

called North, Northern, and Kupreanof.
Kusawa; lake (elevation 2,700 feet), northwest of Chilkat pass, draining to lake j

Laberge. Native name, written Kiissooa by Krause, in 1882, KussQa by

the Coast Survey, in 1883, Kusawah by the Canadian Geological Surv^

in 1898. Has also been called Arkell. The above form, Kusawa, has

been adopted by the Canadian Board on Geographic Names.
Knshti; island, one of the Siginaka group, Sitka sound, Alexander archipelago. So j

named bv Vasilief in 1809.

Kii^lntkrag-miut, village; see Alitak.

Kusilvak; island, one of the outer islands of the Yukon delta. Native name. Hasi

also been written Kusalvak. I

Kusilvak; mountain (2,449 feet high), in the Yukon delta, about 35 miles westerly
from Andreafski. Apparently a native name, obtained by Dall, who, in
1870, published the form Kusilvak, as above. Earlier Russian charts call
it Ingieguk. Tebenkof calls it Ingun.

Iviis/c't, island; see Kiska.

Kuskok; Eskimo village, on the left bank of the lower Kuskokwim, near its mouth.
Native name, from Nelson, 1879, who wrote Kuskogamute, i. e., Kuskok
people. Has also been written Kuskohkagamiut, Kuskokvagamute, etc.
Population in 1880, 24; in 1890, 115.

Kuskokwim; bay, at mouth of the Kuskokwim river, Bering sea. Native name,
from Ustiugof, who visited it in 1818. Variously written Kouskokviin,
Kuskoquim, etc. The word Kuskokwim, according to missionary J. H.
Kilbuck, is the genitive of Kuskokwik, the last syllable meaning river and
the rest of doubtful meaning.

Kuskokwim; river, one of the large rivers of western Alaska, south of the Yukon.
Native name, apparently obtained by Ustiugof, in 1818, and published in
Sarichef s atlas, 1826. Variously spelled.

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KUB— Kut.

t Kuskovak; Eskimo village, on the right hank of the Kuskokwiiu river, ni^ar its

Miouth. Name from Nelson, mIio j.assed near it in January, ]S7!», and

who writes it Kuskovakh.
Kuskulana; glacier, on the southwestern slope of Mount Elackhurn. So nameil hy

Cienline in 1900.
Kuskulana; pass, hetween the Chokosna and Kuskulana rivers. Ho named hy

Sehrader in 1900.
Kuskulana; river, trihutary to the Chitina river, from the east, and draining from

Kuskulana glacier. Native name, from Rohn, 1899. Kuskulana means

Kuskula river.
Kuslina; creek, trihutary to the C'opper river, from the east, hetween the mouths

of the Kotsina and Cheshnina rivers. Native name, from Schrader, 1900.
Kit.ssllqif, cajjc; see Kasilof.
A'«woo(/, lake; see Kusawa.
Kunsouarhr(iwlace ) .
Lachimi, river; see Lakina.
Ladds; fishing station, at mouth of the (_!huitna river, near head of Cook inlet.

Apparently a local name, in use in 1895. It is at or near the site of an

Indian village called Chuitna.
Ladue; creek, tributary to the White river, from the west, near longitude 140°.

Presumably named after a prospector. La Due, who wintered on the Yukon I

in 1884-85. ™

Ladronrx, Islas de; see Robber.
Lagoon; point, on the northern shore of Alaska peninsula, a little west of Port Mol-

ler. So named byDall in 1882. Possibly identical with Rozhnof of Lutke

in 1828.
La Grand Plateau; see Grand Plateau.
Laida. This is a Kamchatkan word meaning shoal, and was adopted by the Russians

in the American possessions.
f,niiluiiioj, point; see Anchor.
I.'ijii. An islet with rocks about it near San Fernando island, Bucareli l)ay. Prince

of Wales archipelago, was named by Maurelle and Quadra in 1775-1779

la Laja (the thin fiat stone).
Lake; creek, tributary to Chandlar river, from the east, near longitude 148° 'MY.

Presumably a descriptive name, from Schrader, 1899.
Lake; hill, on St. l*aul island, Pribilof group, Bering sea. Presumably a local name,

l)ublished ))y the Coast Survey in 1875.
Lake, point; see Aiak.


I^ak— lias.

Lake Bay; i?mall fishing village, on the northeastern shore of Prince of Wales island,
Alexander archipelago). It is near Stevenson island, in Kashevarof pas-
sage. So called in the Eleventh Census, 1890.

Lakina; river, tributary to the Chitina river, from the north, near longitude 143°.
Native name, from Rohn, 1899, who wrote it Lachina. Pronounced

Lancashire; rocks, on the southern shore of Kachemak bay. Cook inlet. Named
by Dall, in 1880, after the Knglish yacht Lanatnldrc Witch (Sir Thomas
Hesketh, owner), which visited Cook inlet that year.

Landlocked; bay, on the northeastern shore of Prince William sou7id. Local
descriptive name, published, in 1898, by the Geological Survey.

Landmark; conspicuous gai> in the foothills of the Alaskan mountains, near the
head of Delta river, longitude 146°. Descriptive name, by Mendenhall, of

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