Nova Scotia Museum
Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection


Date: 1910


Orignal Work:

Place: Halifax, N.S.

Source: Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax

Reference Number: P113/ 10.5b (3565)/ N-18,736

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Inscription on reverse by curator Harry Piers: "John Noel, chief of the Indians of Halifax, Lunenburg, Hants, Kings, Colchester, and Cumberland Counties, Nova Scotia. Dressed in typical Micmac ornamented coat, with red sash; and with round silver medal presented to Micmac chief by George III, and gilt medallion presented by the Pope [to Chief Jacques-Pierre Peminuit Paul in 1856]. Chief Noel was born at Pictou, N.S., on 3 May 1829, and is now 81 years of age (80 years old when the photograph was taken)." Photo by Climo of Halifax; taken in 1910. [Later note adds:] "Chief John Noel died on Saturday, 20 May 1911, at his house at the Indian Reservation on Spring Brook, 3 1/8 miles west of Shubenacadie, Hants Co., N.S., aged 82 years, and was buried at Shubenacadie on 23 May. Noel means Christmas."


men; chiefs; Noel, John, Chief; coats; medals; Halifax; Nova Scotia

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