Rae River

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Rae River
Origin Akuliakattak Lake
Mouth Coronation Gulf
67°55′01″N 115°33′00″W / 67.917°N 115.550°W / 67.917; -115.550 (Rae River)Coordinates: 67°55′01″N 115°33′00″W / 67.917°N 115.550°W / 67.917; -115.550 (Rae River)
Basin countries Canada
Mouth elevation Sea level

The Rae River (Pallirk) is a waterway that flows from Akuliakattak Lake[1] into Richardson Bay, Coronation Gulf. Its mouth is situated northwest of Kugluktuk, Nunavut. Its shores were the ancestral home of Copper Inuit subgroups: the Kanianermiut[2] (also known as Uallirgmiut) (located at the river's headwaters) and the Pallirmiut[3] (located at the river's mouth).

The Rae River is named in honour of Scottish Arctic explorer John Rae.[4]

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  1. ^ Stefansson, V. (1914-12-30). "Prehistoric and Present Commerce among the Arctic Coast Eskimo". Geological Survey Museum Bulletin 6: 14. 
  2. ^ "The Stefansson-Anderson Arctic Expedition of the American Museum: Preliminary Ethnological Report". Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History (New York: American Museum of Natural History) 14: 26. 1919. ISSN 0065-9452. OCLC 1116815. 
  3. ^ Stefansson, Vilhjalmur (1914). The Stefánsson-Anderson Arctic Expedition of the American Museum: Preliminary Ethnological Report. New York: The Trustees of the American Museum. p. 27. OCLC 13626409. 
  4. ^ "Dr. John Rae". Manitoba Pageant, September 1958, Volume 4, Number 1. mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 2008-08-25.