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Mikmaq201627629

Tracing of a petroglyph of half of a Mi'kmaq canoe [carrying two human figures?]
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D4

Petroglyph tracings D: Canoes #4. 2 negatives and 6 positives.



Mikmaq201627630

Tracing of a petroglyph of a Mi'kmaq canoe with two sails
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D5

Petroglyph tracings D: Canoes #5. 4 negatives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians finds this petroglyph of particular interest because of "the sails which, with a favourable wind, made a canoe go 'swiftly as the throw of a stone.' Sails were a thick-limbed spruce tree, or were made of cedar or birch bark or the well-dressed skin of a young moose."



Mikmaq201627631

Tracing of a petroglyph of a figure in a canoe
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D6

Petroglyph tracings D: Canoes #6. 6 negatives and 1 positive.



Mikmaq201627632

Tracing of a petroglyph of a canoe or boat with human figures aboard
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D7

Petroglyph tracings D: Canoes #7. 4 negatives and 4 positives.



Mikmaq201627633

Tracing of a petroglyph of two figures in a Mi'kmaq canoe brimming with catch
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D8

Petroglyph tracings D: Canoes #8. 4 negatives and 7 positives.



Mikmaq201627635

Tracing of a petroglyph of two human figures in a Mi'kmaq canoe
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D9

Petroglyph tracings D: Canoes #9. 6 negatives and 7 positives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians finds this petroglyph of particular interest because of "the x-ray view of the occupants of the canoe, a feature of primative art, especially of prehistoric times."



Mikmaq201627637

Tracing of a petroglyph of two human figures in a canoe possibly lancing fish
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D10

Petroglyph tracings D: Canoes #10. 7 negatives and 8 positives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as "Two men in canoe lancing fish… These are perhaps Passamaquoddy Indians as the canoe is not the Micmac "humpback", and the drawing is similar to the Eastern Algonkin tribal designation for the Passamaquoddy Indians of two Indians paddling a canoe and following a fish."



Mikmaq201627638

Tracing of a petroglyph of a human figure in a canoe lancing a fish
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D11

Petroglyph tracings D: Canoes #. 6 negatives and 1 positive. The first image is a negative, the second is a positive that Creed had drawn over with black ink. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as "lancing fish... The roughly delineated figures of the fishermen suggest night fishing by firelight, a common practice among the Micmacs, lancing the fish as they circled into the spots of light."



Mikmaq201627640

Tracing of a petroglyph of two human figures fishing from a Mi'kmaq canoe
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D12

Petroglyph tracings D: Canoes #12. 3 negatives and 1 positive. The canoe with raised, rounded center gunwale is the typical "humpback" of the Mi'kmaqs. The fish etched into the side of the canoe may be a personal for family totem or may have been used to attract fish. Also contains date 1877 and Mi'kmaq hieroglyphic writings. Possible interpretation of petroglyph from Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians.



Mikmaq201627642

Tracing of a petroglyph of two human figures in a canoe lancing fish
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D13

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."



Mikmaq201627644

Tracing of a petroglyph of a human figure holding what may be a leister
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E1

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #1. 2 negatives and 6 positives.



Mikmaq201627645

Tracing of a petroglyph of a human figure
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E2

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #2. 5 negatives and 6 positives. The tracings bear a red 'G' which indicates they were found at George's Lake.



Mikmaq201627646

Tracing of a petroglyph of a human figure
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E3

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #3. 5 negatives and 6 positives.



Mikmaq201627647

Tracing of a petroglyh of a human figure wearing a very wide-brimmed hat
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E4

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #4. 5 negatives.



Mikmaq201627648

Tracing of a petroglyph of a human figure with hat and pipe
Date: 1888
Reference no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 E5

Petroglyph tracings E: Human Figures #. 2 negatives and 6 positives.


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