Nova Scotia Museum
Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection


Date: n.d.; seventeenth century?


Orignal Work:


Place: In situ: Kejimkujik National Park, N.S.

Source: Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax

Reference Number: P179/ 59.60.3/ N-14,501

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One of a series of 52 photographs of Mi'kmaq petroglyphs taken by Arthur and Olive Kelsall, most of them in 1946, although their work was continued up until 1955. This is the earliest photographic record of Mi'kmaq rock art. 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.


petroglyphs; rock art; vessels; ships; stick-figures; Kejimkujik National Park; Nova Scotia

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