Inuksuit - Silent Messengers of the Arctic

Douglas & McIntyreSKU: 1550548743

Author:
Hallendy, Norman
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Nation:
Arctic, Inuit
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
127
Publisher:
Douglas & McIntyre

Price:
Sale price$35.00

Description

Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the Arctic is a personal account of a photographer's research about the meaning and significance of the Inuksuk to the Inuit. Former federal government employee, Norman Hallendy, writes in a familiar style and includes 52 colour photographs of a variety of inuksuit found in the Arctic in this informative book. The various forms of the stone structures "that act in the capacity of a human" provide navigational information, identify food sources and hazards, and indicate sacred places. The author recounts stories told by Inuit Elders that explain the purpose and importance of these human-made rock structures. The range of styles is impressive and the book includes a diagram of styles and meanings. There is an extensive glossary of Inuit terms for the inuksuit as well as an index and map. Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the Arctic is an authorized student support resource for Alberta Education grade 10, 11, and 12 students.

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