Nova Scotia Archives

Mi'kmaw Community Gatherings

"Map of part of the Indian Lands in Nova Scotia, 1842" – Queens County

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Indian Commissioner Joseph Howe's first "Report on Indian Affairs" [see Journals of the House of Assembly, 25 January 1843, Appendix 1, p. 3] states that Howe had received plans of Mi'kmaq Reserves in Nova Scotia from the Surveyor General and copied them into his note book [RG 1 v. 432]. Original map comprises nine individual plans on one sheet, each signed by John Spry Morris, Surveyor General, 20 May 1842. Howe's copies are embedded in narrative descriptions of his thoughts and encounters as he visited each reservation. An earlier and similar version of the original Surveyor General's map may be viewed on microfilm 14011.

Date: 1842

Cartographer: anonymous

Reference no.: NSARM Map Collection Nova Scotia Archives F/202 - Nova Scotia 1842; RG 1 v. 432 p. 37; microfilm no. 14011 / negative no. 8336