from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river, about 805 km (500 mi) long, of northern Alaska flowing generally southwest from the Brooks Range to the Yukon River.


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  • I came to your village minded to go up the Koyukuk.


  • You may go on and see for yourself; you may go back to your brothers; but up the Koyukuk you shall not go while the priests and fighting men do my bidding.


  • Hay Stockard finished his pipe by the fire, picturing in smoke and coal the unknown upper reaches of the Koyukuk, the strange stream which ended here its arctic travels and merged its waters with the muddy Yukon flood.


  • Four major rivers, the Yukon, Tanana, Koyukuk, and upper Kuskokwim, provide the area's outstanding hydrologic features.

    Yukon Intermontane Plateaus Tayga Forest (Bailey)

  • In the historic mining village of Wiseman, 3 miles off the Dalton Highway on the wide Koyukuk River, I talked to a trapper and subsistence hunter, Jack Reakoff, who figured we had our work cut out for us.

    How and Where to Hunt and Fish on Alaska's Dalton Highway

  • It had led us from Nome over the quaking tundras, and then to the Koyukuk, and at last to this little camp among the spruces, somewhere between the headwaters of the Koyukuk and the

    Dwellers in the Mirage

  • Koyukuk but missed our mark striking forty miles above the mouth we had hard times crossing the snow-capped mountains and climbing over Glaciers breaking trails for our dogs, fixing broken sleighs and mending worn out harnesses. tieing up stranded Snow-shoes and facing death in many forms.

    Black Beaver The Trapper

  • Koyukuk and sold our furs at Rampart, Here Black Dave quit us saying he was going back to Arizonia.

    Black Beaver The Trapper

  • Far from the icy and unknown wastes of the interior, around the great Circle and Rockies, riding above the heads of rivers and mountains, he came from the Koyuk and Koyukuk.

    A Woman who went to Alaska

  • At Yessetlatoh, near the mouth of the Koyukuk, they took up quarters in an abandoned fishing cabin.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize


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