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George Creed - Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs

Tracing of a petroglyph of a human figure floating above a house

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Date: 1888

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #. 5 negatives and 1 positive. May be interpreted to represent the Mi'kmaq belief of the spirit leaving the body of the deceased through the smoke hole of the wigwam. Possible interpretation of petroglyph from Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians.

Reference: George Creed - Petroglyphs Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E31