Nova Scotia Museum
Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection


Date: 1895 ca


Orignal Work:


Place: Chapel Island, N.S.

Ownership/Collection: Legislative Library, Province House, Halifax

Source: Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax

Reference Number: P113/ N-12, 574

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"Early in the afternoon the tribe begins to gather for the principal event of the day, in fact, the most notable feature of the whole festival, the procession of St. Ann. The gayly bedecked shrine, containing the image, so reverenced by the pious Micmacs that the toes of the statue have been well-nigh worn away by frequent kissing, is borne by four solemn-faced maidens arrayed in white. Following these is a like number of young men, selected because of their good voices, and who are depended on to take the lead in the musical part of the exercises, consisting principally of the responses, the intoning of the psalms, and a few of the Church's chants." [Wilson, 1895:757.]


men; women; statues, religious; Catholicism; processions, religious; celebrations, religious; St. Anne's Day; Chapel Island; Nova Scotia

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