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George Creed - Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs

Tracing of a petroglyph of two human figures fishing from a Mi'kmaq canoe

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Date: 1888

Petroglyph tracings D: Canoes #12. 3 negatives and 1 positive. The canoe with raised, rounded center gunwale is the typical "humpback" of the Mi'kmaqs. The fish etched into the side of the canoe may be a personal for family totem or may have been used to attract fish. Also contains date 1877 and Mi'kmaq hieroglyphic writings. Possible interpretation of petroglyph from Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians.

Reference: George Creed - Petroglyphs Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D12