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George Creed - Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs

Tracing of a petroglyph of a woman who may be interpreted as the girl who married the Invisible Hunter

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Date: 1888

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #8. 5 negatives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interprets this petroglyph as "Girl who married the Invisible Hunter... The young woman in the Cindarella story of the Micmacs made a dress of birch bark, and putting on a pair of leggings, her father's moccasins and an old peaked cap, went to the wigwam of the Invisible Hunter who had promised to marry the first girl who could see him. Jeered by her ugly and cruel sisters who had failed to see the Invisible Hunter, she trudged across the village to his wigwam, saw him and the rainbow about his shoulders and became his bride. "

Reference: George Creed - Petroglyphs Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E8