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Mikmaq201627519

Tracing of a petroglyph of a Mi'kmaq peaked cap with elaborate decoration
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 A16

Petroglyph tracings A: [Peaked 4 sided figures] #16. 4 negatives and 6 positives.



Mikmaq201627521

Tracing of a petroglyph of a Mi'kmaq peaked cap
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 A17

Petroglyph tracings A: [Peaked 4 sided figures] #17. 4 negatives and 4 positives.



Mikmaq201627520

Tracing of a petroglyph of a Mi'kmaq peaked cap decorated with a curve motif and a tuft [?] on the tip
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 A18

Petroglyph tracings A: [Peaked 4 sided figures] #18. 3 negatives, 6 positives, and 1 rubbing.



Mikmaq201627522

Tracing of a petroglyph of a Mi'kmaq peaked cap edged with the double-curve motif
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 A19

Petroglyph tracings A: [Peaked 4 sided figures] #19. 5 negatives and 5 positives.



Mikmaq201627523

Tracing of a petroglyph of four Mi'kmaq peaked caps, two decorative, curved designs and possible writing or hieroglyphic expression
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 A20

Petroglyph tracings A: [Peaked 4 sided figures] #20. 2 negatives and 7 positives.



Mikmaq201627524

Tracing of a petroglyph of a Mi'kmaq peaked cap and a squared or top hat both decorated with feathers or twigs
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 A21

Petroglyph tracings A: [Peaked 4 sided figures] #21. 4 negatives and 3 positives.



Mikmaq201627525

Tracing of a petroglyph of a rectangle with triangular markings on one side
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 B1

Petroglyph tracings B: Enclosed designs #1. 6 negatives and 4 positives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as "frames for stretching and decorating hides."



Mikmaq201627527

Tracing of a petroglyph of two overlapping rectangles enclosing the Mi'kmaq hieroglyph for Niskam (God) with a cross on top
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 B2

Petroglyph tracings B: Enclosed designs #2. 4 negatives and 6 positives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as "possibly a tabernacle veil."



Mikmaq201627528

Tracing of a petroglyph of a square containing elaborate curved and scrolled designs
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 B3

Petroglyph tracings B: Enclosed designs #3. 5 negatives and 5 positives.



Mikmaq201627529

Tracing of a petroglyph of a square containing line markings and rough designs
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 B4

Petroglyph tracings B: Enclosed designs #4. 4 negatives and 6 positives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as "frames for stretching and decorating hides."



Mikmaq201627530

Tracing of a petroglyph of a square containing curved, double-curved and scrolled designs
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 B5

Petroglyph tracings B: Enclosed designs #5. 5 negatives and 5 positives.



Mikmaq201627531

Tracing of a petroglyph that shows the layout of a Mi'kmaq medicine man's lodge
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 B6

Petroglyph tracings B: Enclosed designs #6. 5 negatives and 7 positives. See also MG 15 Vol. 11 B9.



Mikmaq201627532

Tracing of a petroglyph of the insignia worn by Mi'kmaq chiefs
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 B7

Petroglyph tracings B: Enclosed designs #7. 9 negatives and 3 positives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as the "insignia of a Chief… Identified by the Micmacs at the time the tracings were made in 1888 as drawings of the insignia their chiefs used to wear. The designs suggest ancient symbolism with possibly some influence of the Roman Catholic church in the use of the cross. However, at the time of Father Chrétien LeClercq's arrival among the Micmacs in 1675 a cross was the totem of the Indians of Miramichi. As a totemic symbol the cross was perhaps the rendering of something, such as a bird in flight seen in silhouette against the sky or the human figure with arms extended, which when drawn in bare outline, fell into the form of a cross. Besides the use of the cross as a totem, it was used by the Micmacs, sometimes with double and triple crosspieces, to mark important places for hunting and fishing... The device in [this petroglyph] of a triangle with lines curving outward in the lore of some Indians was they symbol of a living chief."



Mikmaq201627533

Tracing of a petroglyph of the insignia worn by Mi'kmaq chiefs
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 B8

Petroglyph tracings B: Enclosed designs #8. 5 negatives and 4 positives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as the "insignia of a Chief… Identified by the Micmacs at the time the tracings were made in 1888 as drawings of the insignia their chiefs used to wear. The designs suggest ancient symbolism with possibly some influence of the Roman Catholic church in the use of the cross. However, at the time of Father Chrétien LeClercq's arrival among the Micmacs in 1675 a cross was the totem of the Indians of Miramichi. As a totemic symbol the cross was perhaps the rendering of something, such as a bird in flight seen in silhouette against the sky or the human figure with arms extended, which when drawn in bare outline, fell into the form of a cross. Besides the use of the cross as a totem, it was used by the Micmacs, sometimes with double and triple crosspieces, to mark important places for hunting and fishing. The device in [this petroglyph] of a triangle with lines curving outward in the lore of some Indians was they symbol of a living chief." [This petroglyph], as the insignia of a chief of the Micmacs, suggests the land of the Micmacs: the outer circle supporting their wigwams and divided by seven loops into the seven districts in which their land was divided, each district with a chief (represented by seven crosses), their land centered with the sun, earth, and moon."



Mikmaq201627534

Tracing of two petroglyphs of a Mi'kmaq medicine man's lodge
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 11 B9

Petroglyph tracings B: Enclosed designs #. 5 negatives and 3 positives. The first image is a negative, the second a positive. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as a "Medicine man's lodge… when these drawings were traced from the rocks of Kejimkoojik in 1888 there where Indians still familiar with the old ways of the Micmac who identified tge tracings as the ground plan of a medicine man's lodge and [c19] as the ground plan for a juggler's lodge. There was little difference between the medicine man and the juggler since the medicine man performed feats of magic as well as ministered to the sick through invocations to his oüahich, his source of power. The partitions in the medicine lodge dividing it into rooms with human figures and other designs, suggest the celebrations performed in the various divisions of the lodge. The bare branch of a tree attached to the side of a lodge as in [c19] identifies it as belonging to a juggler."


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