Nova Scotia Archives

George Creed - Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs

Tracing of a petroglyph of two human figures in a canoe possibly lancing fish


Date: 1888

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."

Reference: George Creed - Petroglyphs Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D10