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Inuksuk Book Mary Wallace

Inuksuk Book

Mary Wallace

Published
ISBN : 9780613257268
Hardcover
64 pages
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The Inuksuk Book brings together the age-old stories and wisdom of Inuit elders with modern day insight to create a thought-provoking guide to inuksut shapes and their meanings.Archival photographs and exquisite silk paintings bring ten majorMoreThe Inuksuk Book brings together the age-old stories and wisdom of Inuit elders with modern day insight to create a thought-provoking guide to inuksut shapes and their meanings.Archival photographs and exquisite silk paintings bring ten major inuksuk shapes to life. These stone structures function in a variety of roles. The niugvaliruluit (that has legs) acts as a directional marker- the nakkatait (things that fell in the water) points to a good fishing place. The sakamaktat (towering inuksuit) is a tall stack of stones where meat, dog harnesses, and caribou skins are placed to keep them away from hungry animals. Inuksuit such as the inuksuk anirnilik (inuksuk with a spirit) are built as an expression of joy, or as a memorial.The skill of building an inuksuk is traditionally passed down from one generation to the next. Readers young and old can bring the magic of inuksuit into their own lives by building their own stone structures. Step-by-step instructions are provided along with accompanying photographs.