should all be nomads: B.Magnhildøen,
WRYTING-L @LISTSERV.WVU.EDU, May 08, 2007.
"Our ancestors were
nomads in pursuit of game for sustenance and they continually
placed inuksuit (stone markers) everywhere to indicate
where game could be found, or mark what vicinity was a relatively
good hunting area. So some inuksuit could be found
in very remote areas. They are also very important landmarks
you are uncertain of your sense of direction." A. Mamgark.
In, J. Bennett & S. Rowley, eds., Uqalurait: An Oral
History of Nunavut. Montreal, 2004.
the fiery pillar: "It
is remarkable that Yakut legends contain so many references to
explosions, fiery whirlwinds and the launch of flaming spheres
disgorged by 'an orifice belching smoke and fire' with a 'banging
steel lid', in the depths of which lies a whole subterranean country.""Mysteries
of Siberia's 'Valley of Death.'" An interview with U. Uvarov.
of dissolution: V. Turner, "Betwixt
and Between: The Liminal Period in Rites of Passage. In, L.C.
S. Foster, M. Little, eds., Betwixt & Between: Patterns
of Masculine and Feminine Initiation. LaSalle, IL., 1987.
Their logic: As
if from these very stones the heat of a mediating language doesn't