Nova Scotia Museum
Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection


Date: n.d.


Orignal Work:


Place: In situ: Kejimkujik National Park, N.S., exact location now lost

Source: Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax

Reference Number: P179/ 10.23.11 (3621/A11)/ N-18,223

Image Use: Free for personal research and non-commercial educational use.

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George Creed, postmaster at Rawdon, N.S., traced many of the Mi'kmaq petroglyphs now located within the boundaries of Kejimkujik National Park, and at McGowan Lake, N.S. He examined the rock faces, went over those outlines he thought important with a coloured pencil, then pressed dampened paper over the tracing; thus his images are reversed. The photos of his tracings have been printed reversed here, so it looks like the original carving. Creed's tracings are stored in mylar sheets at the Nova Scotia Museum, and at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia. It must be kept in mind that Creed took images out of their contexts, in order to catalogue them by type. Parks Canada has completed a catalogue of all known petroglyphs within the boundaries of Kejimkujik National Park. Photographs, tracings and maps are available to researchers through the Parks Canada Regional Office in Halifax.


men; petroglyphs; rock art; shields; caps, women's; peaked caps; motifs; double-curve motifs; Nova Scotia; Kejimkujik National Park

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