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Legends and Stories

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The following photographs and text material are from two separate exhibitions at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario. They have been selected by Curator Karen Williamson to illustrate several traditional Inuit legends and stories.

Tingmiyok: In Flight
[May 4 to July 14, 2002]

  • The World of Men and the World of Animals Come Together in the Shaman
  • Taleelayo with Sea Bird
  • Two Small Drawings
  • The Blind Boy and the Loons
  • Lumaq
  • A Bird Steals a Fisherman
  • Carried Off by Large Birds
  • Shaman's Transformation
  • Calling the Muskox


  • Terra Cognita : The Land We Know in the larger exhibition titled Terra (In)Cognita
    [September 28th, 2002- May 24th, 2003]

  • Winged Bear
  • Legend


  • Photographs and text reproduced with the permission of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario.
    Photographs: Linda Morita, Librarian/Archivist and Karen Williamson, Curator.


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    Simon Tookoome (1934-)
    Qamanittuaq [Baker Lake]
    The World of Men and the World of Animals Come Together in the Shaman, 1973
    [Legend]



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    Johnniebo Ashevak (1923-1972)
    Kinngait [Cape Dorset]
    Taleelayo with Sea Bird, 1965
    [Legend]

    Jessie Oonark (1906-1985)
    Qamanittuaq [Baker Lake]
    Two Small Drawings, 1974
    [Legend]

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    Victoria Mumngshoaluk [Mamguksualuq] (1930-)
    Qamanittuaq [Baker Lake]
    The Blind Boy and the Loons, c. 1978
    [Legend]

    Davidialuk Amittu (1910-1976)
    Puvirnituq
    Lumak, 1965
    [Legend]

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    Lucy Qinnauyuak (1915-1982)
    Kinngait [Cape Dorset]
    A Bird Steals a Fisherman, 1981
    [Legend]

    Janet Kigusiuq (1926-)
    Qamanittuaq [Baker Lake]
    Carried Off by Large Birds, c. 1978
    [Legend]

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    Padlaya Qiatsuk (1965-)
    Kinngait [Cape Dorset]
    Shaman's Transformation, 1997
    [Legend]



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    Mary K. Okheena (1955-)
    Holman, Northwest Territories
    Calling the Muskox, 1995
    [Legend]

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    Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-)
    Kinngait [Cape Dorset]
    Winged Bear, c. 1975
    [Legend]


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    Levi Qumaluk (1919-1997)
    Puvirnituq, Nunavik
    Legend, 1976
    [Legend]



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