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George Creed - Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs

Tracing of a petroglyph that may be interpreted as Thunder of Mi'kmaq stories and another petroglyph of unknown meaning

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Date: 1888

Petroglyph tracings L: Nondescript and unclassified #14. 7 negatives and 1 positives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians identifies this petroglyph as "Kaktoogwak. Thunder… Kaktoogwak , his wife and their son Kaktoogwasees, Little Thunder, lived far in the woods. Young Thunder's adventures in his long search for a bride, accompanied by other supernatural beings, Pine Chopper, Windblower, and Swift Foot, kicked up many a whirlwind in the old land of the Micmacs. As well as Old Thunder and Young Thunder there were six Thunder Boys who, as birds, flew high in the sky and made rain, thunder and lightning. "

Reference: George Creed - Petroglyphs Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 14 L14