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George Creed - Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs

Tracing of a petroglyph of two human figures in a canoe lancing fish

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Date: 1888

Petroglyph tracings D: Canoes #13. 5 negatives and 6 positives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as "lancing fish… A big fish story suggestive of the tale of Glooscap and Kitpooseagunow who put to sea in a stone canoe, speared a whale, tossed it ashore, split it from snout to tail and each roasted and ate his half in one sitting."

Reference: George Creed - Petroglyphs Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D13