Nova Scotia Archives

Mi'kmaq Holdings Resource Guide

George Creed

Results 121 to 135 of 334 from your search: AR15

next


Mikmaq201627686

Tracing of a petroglyph of a human figure in elaborate clothing
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E36

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #36. 3 negatives.



Mikmaq201627687

Tracings of a petroglyph of a human figure in elaborate clothing and markings near the head
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E37

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #37. 2 negatives and 5 positives. The first image is a negative, the second a positive.



Mikmaq201627689

Tracing of a petroglyph of two human figures in elaborate ceremonial clothing and having root-like feet and legs
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E38

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #38. 11 negatives and 2 positives. The tracings bear a red 'G' which indicates they were found at George's Lake. Possible interpretation of petroglyph from Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians. See MG 15 Vol. 15 N38 for possibly special significance of the root-like appendages.



Mikmaq201627690

Tracing of a petroglyph of a house and a petroglyph of a snake and a female human figure
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E39

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #39. 1 negative and 4 positives.Second petroglyph may be interpreted as the Mi'kmaq girl who married a snake. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as "Snake and Indian Girl… In the Cape Breton version of the girl who married a snake, the proud daughter of an Indian family would not accpet any man as her suitor until one day she saw, sitting in the spring of water where she filled her water buckets, a handsome young man. She accepted him as her lover and he went with her to her father's wigwam and was greeted by her mother as her son-in-law. After a time they had a son. The young man wanted his parents to see their grandson. He took his wife and son to the shores of a lake and they disappeared in the water as two horned snakes and a little snake."



Mikmaq201627691

Tracing of a petroglyph of what may be interpreted as Culloo
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E40

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #40. 13 negatives and 8 positives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians identifies this petroglyph as "Culloo... The mighty bird Culloo of Mi'kmaq tales was a powerful friend or a dreaded foe of the Indians. The drawing portrays and episode in the story of Badger, the wily magician in Micmac folklore. Having broken the bows of the Culloo boys, Badger killed and decapitated their mother. Unable to revenge their mother's death with broken bows the boys appealed to their friends and the might Culloo, seizing Badger, carried him into the sky and dropped him to the earth below. Here Culloo soars among the stars of the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear, Muen, in Micmac tales), the bear in the sky is persued by three hunters. To the left is the decapitated head of the mother Culloo and one of the Culloo boys with his broken bow. To the right is Badger falling in his long flight to the earth." See also MG 15 vol. 12 E43 for Culloo and Badger, who decapitated the mother Culloo, falling to earth.



Mikmaq201627692

Tracing of a petroglyph of a human figure
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E41

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #41. 7 negatives and 6 positives.



Mikmaq201627693

Tracing of a petroglyph of a star trail and a human figure carried within the trail
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E42

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #42. 4 negatives. This petroglyph may suggest the Milky Way, the Spirits Road, to the Mi'kmaq.



Mikmaq201627694

Tracing of a petroglyph of what may be interpreted as Culloo, the mighty bird of Mi'kmaq stories, and the descending head and shoulder of a man who may be Badger in human form
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E43

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #43. 6 negatives and 6 positives. The first image is a negative, the second a positive. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians identifies this petroglyph as "Culoo…The descending figure of a man's head and shoulders may be of the wily Badger who has assumed human form. As in all animal stories, the animal (bird, snake) may either be animal or human, shifting from one to the other as convenience dictates." See also MG 15 Vol. 12 E40 for the story of Culloo and Badger.



Mikmaq201627696

Tracing of a petroglyph of a snake
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E44

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #44. 4 negatives. Possible interpretation of petroglyph from Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians.



Mikmaq201627698

Tracing of a petroglyph of a deer beneath markings of a vandal
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 13-I F1

Petroglyph tracings F: Animals, birds, snakes #1. 6 negatives. Possible interpretation of petroglyph from Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians.



Mikmaq201627699

Tracing of a petroglyph of a human figure hunting a cow moose
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 13-I F2

Petroglyph tracings F: Animals, birds, snakes #2. 2 negatives and 9 positives. Possible interpretation of petroglyph from Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians.



Mikmaq201627700

Tracing of a petroglyph of a fish
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 13-I F3

Petroglyph tracings F: Animals, birds, snakes #3. 1 negative and 7 positives. Possible interpretation of petroglyph from Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians.



Mikmaq201627701

Tracing of a petroglyph of an animal and what may be a turtle and a boat with human figures aboard
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 13-I F4

Petroglyph tracings F: Animals, birds, snakes #4. 5 negatives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as "Perhaps a sea turtle… To the Micmacs the turtle as a symbolic emblem of a band, family, or individual was of the highest rank. Among Micmac traditions Glooscap's mother was the female turtle; his old uncle, his mother's brother, Mikchikch, was transformed by Glooscap into a turtle and sent on his way well protected from his enemies."



Mikmaq201627702

Tracing of a petroglyph of a crane
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 13-I F5

Petroglyph tracings F: Animals, birds, snakes #5. 4 negatives. In Mi'kmaq stories, Heron is referred to as Crane. Possible interpretation of petroglyph from Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians.



Mikmaq201627703

Tracing of a petroglyph of a tiny bird
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 13-I F6

Petroglyph tracings F: Animals, birds, snakes #6. 2 negatives and 6 positives. Possible interpretation of petroglyph from Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians.


  previous Page 9 of 23: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19  next