In Windflower (1970), for example, a novel inspired by Roy's brief tour of an Inuit village not far from Ungava Bay in the Far North of Quebec, an Eskimo woman named Elsa Kumachuk sits beside the Koksoak
River and ponders, in terms remote from the teachings of her Anglican church (and from the teachings of Roy's own Catholic church) what her life signifies:
However, TEK data showing polynyas in southern Ungava Bay (n = 10) located at the mouths of rivers such as the Koksoak
(58[degrees]32' N, 68[degrees]9' W) and Dancelou (58[degrees]53' N, 68[degrees]43' W) did not overlap with TEK whale records.
on the Koksoak
River near the south end of Ungava Bay, passengers will then begin the Arctic experience.
In 1882-84, he spent a year and half at Fort Chimo, the Hudson's Bay Company post at the mouth of the Koksoak River, where the present-day community of Kuujjuaq is located in Nunavik, the settled land-claim area of northern Quebec.
It may be somewhat strange but it is nevertheless a certainty that it is not an inhabitant of the Koksoak valley south of latitude 56 degrees, but confines itself in the more northern portion of its range to the area between the coast range of hills along the Labrador coast and the George's River valley, ascending that region to the headwaters and there striking across the country to the westward north of the "Height of Land".
Many descendants of the Innu who formerly hunted in the George and Koksoak river valleys, traded at the Hudson's Bay Company posts at Fort Chimo (Kuujjuaq) or Fort Mckenzie (abandoned 1939) on the Caniapiscau, and subsequently moved to the vicinity of Schefferville in 1956 now reside in the communities of Kawawachikamach and Matimekosh.
They chose a site on the west side of the Koksoak River, 12 km to the south of the Hudson Bay Company post at Fort Chimo.
After unloading the supplies destined for Crystal One, on the Koksoak River, Sicilien would then accompany Lark, Selis, and Polarbjorn to the mouth of Frobisher Bay , unload supplies for Crystal Two, and then rendezvous with Cormorant and Quest before proceeding to Crystal Three.
Their first destination was Crystal One, where they were to conduct a hydrographic survey of the Koksoak River, which Captain Bartlett (1946:602) described as "a tide-swept, boulder-paved demon." Once this survey was set in motion, they were to split into two groups, one of which, under Forbes' command, would proceed north to Frobisher Bay, pick up Major Crowell, and conduct a reconnaissance of the area to find a suitable location for the Crystal Two airfield.