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As I understand the wording Inuksuk is the term for Inuit stone figures in general (plural is Inuksuit). Inukshuk is a variant spelling of it. The inuktitut word for the ones that resemble people is inunnguaq. Often a large one in that formation is a cairn, which were left/started by mariners and other travelers, usually on high points of land. They served the function of a prominent location to leave messages, mail, and logs so others could find them, which if I'm correct meant dismantling it and building it again.
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