Qoqogaq : Unknown Bear of Alaska.
White bear. Head, 5 feet wide. Ten legs.
Drags kayaks underwater. Lies on its back and waves its legs in the air.
Cape Prince of Wales to Point Barrow, Alaska.
A party of Inuit hunters travelling eastward from Point Barrow, Alaska,in the fall of 1913 heard a Qoqogaq swimming under the ice beneath their sledges. It poked its head through the ice when one of them coughed.
- Diamond Jenness, “Stray Notes on the Eskimo of Arctic Alaska,” Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska 1, no. 2 (May 1953): 5–13.