The Yupik word "Gussuck" refers to any non-indigenous person; it is a derivation of the word cossack, and thus can be dated to early Russian colonization of Alaska.

In literature it is used by author Leslie Marmon Silko in the short story "Storyteller" which depicts a clash of cultures in Bethel, Alaska.

It can have a negative or joking meaning, perhaps like the word Yankee used by someone from the American South
She was thinking about the Gussuck oil drillers
by mr.munkeywrench November 10, 2010
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