Nova Scotia Archives

Mi'kmaq Holdings Resource Guide

Clara Dennis

Clara Dennis (1881-1958) was a Nova Scotian author and journalist; her field notebooks contain information on her many interviews with Mi'kmaq people, mostly during the 1920s, regarding their culture, traditions and spirituality, as well as their personal life stories. — archival description see also website exhibit


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Field Notes Book I. Topics include: Glooscap's origin and history, medicine, religion, mythology, material culture, legends about Caribou, Beaver, Ant, snow and ice, and the origin of the canoe.
Date: 1923
Reference no.: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 2867 No. 1



Field Notes Book II. Topics include: the Little People, Cliff Dwellers, legends, courtship, birds and animals, how the Mi'kmaq preserve their legends, the Martin (Glooscap's neice), Rabbit, Advocate (Harbour area), the 3 Sisters, Cape Split, petroglyphs, the medicine garden, Glooscap's grandmother, Kejimkujik and Memramcook.
Reference no.: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 2867 No. 2



Field Notes Book. (Continuation of Book III). Topics include: Mi'kmaq folklore, Moosemeall [Maillard] and Albert Johnson of Middle Point Cove.
Reference no.: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 2867 No. 2a



Field Notes Book: select pages. Topics include: Hah-wa-say-ago and Glooscap.
Date: 1923
Reference no.: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 2867 No. 3



Field Notes Book IV. Topics include: folklore, Tusket/Yarmouth area, Chief Louis Luxcey, Chief Philip Paul, notes about individual Mi'kmaq in NS, Gaywahsoonoowedge.
Reference no.: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 2867 No. 4



Field Notes: select pages. Topics include legends from interviews with Chief Peter Wilmot and Jim Glode, and Nine Mile River.
Date: 1929
Reference no.: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 2867 No. 6



Field Notes: selected pages. Topics include: Mi'kmaq and Indian Gardens.
Reference no.: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 2867 No. 8



Field Notes: select pages. Topics include: Mi'kmaq and Whycocomagh.
Reference no.: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 Vol. 2868 No. 2


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