Nova Scotia Archives

Mi'kmaq Holdings Resource Guide

George Creed

Tracing of a petroglyph of a Mi'kmaq canoe with two sails


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."

Date: 1888

Retrieval no.: George Creed Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D5