Nova Scotia Museum
Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection


Date: n.d.; nineteenth century?


Orignal Work:

Source: Library and Archives Canada

Reference Number: C-100361

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One of a number of artworks based on a watercolour by Hibbert Newton Binney, Halifax, 1791. Notice that the baby is here held in its carrier by faith alone; the wooden sides of the carrier, visible in the original, have disappeared, and there are no lashings. The head-guard, a wooden hoop, is now tight around the baby's neck. And these wigwams would win a prize as the most unlikely constructions of the century.


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

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