Tukiliit: The People Who Live In the Wind
An Introduction to Inuksuit and other Stone Figures of the North by Norman Hallendy
8vo. pp. 127. colour illustrations. paperback wrs. Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre in association with University of Alaska Press, .
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.