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George Creed - Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs

Tracing of a petroglyph of a small rounded structure, perhaps a sweatlodge


Date: 1888

Petroglyph tracings L: Nondescript and unclassified #7. 6 negatives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as "Perhaps a sweat-bath lodge, which was a small rounded structure covered in bark from top to bottom and entirely closed, except for a small opening through which the Indians crawled to steam themselves in the vapour from cold water poured over hot stones."

Reference: George Creed - Petroglyphs Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 14 L7