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Back River (Thlewechodyeth, or "Great Fish River"), is a river in Canada's Nunavut territory. It rises in Sussex lake, a small body of water in 108 20' W. and 64 25' N., and flows with a very tortuous course northeast to an inlet of the Arctic Ocean, passing through several large lake-expansions - Pelly[?], Carry[?], MacDougall[?] and Franklin[?].

Like the Coppermine River[?], the only other large river of this part of Canada, it is rendered unnavigable by a succession of rapids and rocks.

It was explored by Sir George Back[?] in 1834. Its total length is 900 kilometres.

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