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THE LARGEST TUNIIT GATHERING CAMP IN NUNAVUT

THE LARGEST TUNIIT GATHERING CAMP IN NUNAVUT

At a site near Cambridge Bay, several huge boulder outlines known as “longhouses” were lived in by Tuniit who travelled from far and wide to meet each year. This is the largest camp of its type known from Nunavut, and shows how important the area was, mainly because of the abundant caribou and Arctic char. 

This Tuniit longhouse is 38 metres (125 feet) long and made of huge boulders – some weigh over half a ton. 
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Four PI/KHS team members stand along a single Tuniit longhouse, showing how huge and important these structures were.
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