Nova Scotia Museum
Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection


Date: 1930


Orignal Work:

Place: near Whycocomagh, N.S.

Ownership/Collection: William Dennis Collection

Source: Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax

Reference Number: P113/ 73.180.615/ N-15,068

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Gabriel Sylliboy, photographed in July 1930, was the son of Mary Barrington (widow of Benjamin Basque) and her second husband, a Sylliboy. He was born ca 1864. A well-known and respected Grand Chief, he died in 1964 in Eskasoni, having moved there from Whycocomagh in 1942. He was survived by three sons and five daughters. [Chronicle-Herald. Halifax, N.S., 6 March 1964:15. Information courtesy of Boyce Richardson.]


men; Sylliboy, Gabriel, Grand Chief; chiefs; Whycocomagh; Nova Scotia

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