An inuksuk is a stone structure that can communicate knowledge essential for survival to an Arctic traveler. Inuksuit are found throughout the Arctic areas of Alaska, Arctic Canada, and Greenland. Mary Wallace, in consultation with Inuit elders and other noted experts, gives a fascinating introduction in words, pictures, and paintings to the many forms of the inuksuk structure and its unique place in Inuit life and culture. Inuksuit take on many forms, the most recognized being the inunnguaq (’like a person’), which is built in the shape of a human. Mary Wallace explains ten of the major types of inuksuit, while archival photographs and exquisite silk paintings bring these shapes to life. In telling the story of inuksuit, the story of those who dwell in the Arctic unfolds. A guide to Inuktitut words rounds out this comprehensive guide to the inuksuk.
The Inuksuk Book is an invitation to enter and explore the traditions of the Inuit of Nunavut.
Children love to build inuksuit and this book should inspire a great deal of interest in Inuit culture.
Gorgeous silk paintings illustrate each kind of inuksuk…
Anyone looking for a better understanding of the history and culture of the people of Nunavut territory...would do well to traverse the arctic landscape with this primer.
An exceptional resource for study of the Arctic and Alaska.
The Inuksuk Book is a…fascinating description of various inuksuit…and the roles these stone landmarks have played for centuries.
From a stark and barren landscape comes a rich and vibrant informational book about the Inuit people. This book is a valuable resource, which will inform and inspire children of all ages.
Amazing photographs and paintings enhance the informative text.
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