The Stone People Who Live in the Wind

Norman Hallendy


Norman Hallendy

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

128 pages | 90 color plates | 8 x 9 | © 2009
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9781602230576 Published August 2009 For sale in the USA and Europe only

For centuries, Inuit and their ancestors have been building beautiful rock structures known as inuksuit across the Arctic and sub-Arctic. But such monuments are not limited to the Inuit culture, and in fact tukiliit —the Inuktitut term for all meaningful stone objects—are found all over the world. Tukiliit ventures to Iceland, India, the Faroe Islands, and the Utah desert to document a range of inuksuk-like figures. It features ninety stunning images of these unique objects, both ancient and contemporary, alongside Norman Hallendy’s thoughtful insights into what inuksuit are, why the Inuit build them, and what they can tell us about life and death in the Far North.




The Likeness of a Person


Stone Objects Imbued with Power

inuksuk upigijaugialik

An Inksuk That Must Be Venerated


That Which Acts in the Capacity of a Human

taipkua atingit

Their Names


The Shape of Things

tukisianiq nunamik

The Language of the Land


It Is Beauty

Brief Text in Inuktitut, French, Spanish, German and Japanese


Further Reading

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