Nova Scotia Museum
Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection


Date: 1791 ca


Orignal Work:

Place: Possibly Tufts Cove, Dartmouth, N.S.

Source: Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax

Reference Number: P113/ 79.146.1/ N-9410, N-8420

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This watercolour by Binney, a Halifax customs officer, is the original from which a wide variety of copies have been made. Signed "H. N. Binney fecit," the watercolour was presented to George Ramsay, ninth Earl of Dalhousie, in 1821.


men; women; children; encampments; transportation; canoes; wigwams; animals; fish; moose; dogs, Mi'kmaq; birds; hats; coats; leggings; moccasins; jackets, women's; skirts; caps, women's; peaked caps; pipes, tobacco; quillwork, porcupine; containers, birchbark; basketry, woodsplint, construction of; weapons; guns; powder horns; hunting; fishing; butchering; Tufts Cove; Dartmouth; Nova Scotia

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