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Silent Messengers of the Arctic

Inuksuk created by Kananginak Pootoogook, 1997

 
 
Silent Messengers of the Arctic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, June 26, 2008
1. Silent Messengers of the Arctic Marker
Inscription.  For generations, the Inuit have been creating impressive stone markers on the Arctic landscape. Inuksuk means "acting in the capacity of a human." They serve many functions, including guiding travellers, warning of danger, assisting hunters and marking places of reverence.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 45° 26.65′ N, 75° 41.167′ W. Marker is in New Edinburgh, Ontario, in Ottawa. Marker can be reached from Princess Avenue. Located on the grounds of Rideau Hall, the Governor General's Mansion. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Edinburgh ON K1A 0A1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lady Aberdeen (1857-1939) (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Gardener's Cottage / La Maison du jardiner (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Dr. Harold (Harry) Jennings (approx. one kilometer away); National Research Council Canada / Le Conseil National de Recherches du Canada (approx. one kilometer away); Brûlé House / Maison Brûlé
Inuksuk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, June 26, 2008
2. Inuksuk
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(approx. 1.5 kilometers away); L’École Guigues and Regulation 17 / L’École Guigues et le Règlement 17 (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Duncan Campbell Scott (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Hôpital Élisabeth Bruyère / Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital (approx. 1.6 kilometers away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,493 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022