Micmac Customs And Traditions

Waltes Bowl and Sticks

My information about the customs and traditions of the Micmac Indians of Nova Scotia has been derived almost entirely from Abram and Newell Glode, the first a man of seventy-three years, the latter somewhat younger and of exceptionally pure blood for a time when none are wholly so. These two Indians have justly achieved a



The Micmac Indians At Bay d’Espoir

Plan of Indian Settlement Conne River Bay Despoir

The Micmac Indians At Bay d’Espoir is a report made in 1908 by William MacGregor on the state of habitation by the Micmac Indians on their reservation at Bay d’Espoir.



The Micmac Language

Within Algonquian, the Eastern languages are generally considered to constitute a genetic subgroup1 . Goddard provides a good overview of the languages in this branch. The precise number of distinct languages spoken at contact and their interrelationships are difficult to establish with certainty for several reasons. Many have disappeared. Attestation of some is limited to



Micmac Tribe

Micmac Birchbark Box with Porcupine Quills

Micmac Indians,¬†Mi’kmaq First Nation. (Migmak, ‘allies’; Nigmak, ‘our allies.’ Hewitt).¬†Alternative names for the Micmac, which can be found in historical sources, include Gaspesians, Souriquois, Acadians and Tarrantines; in the mid-19th century Silas Rand recorded the word wejebowkwejik as a self-ascription.1 An important Algonquian tribe that occupied Nova Scotia, Cape Breton and Prince Edward Islands, the



Abenaki Tribe

Abenaki, Abenaqui or Abnaki Tribe – Discussion of the history, religion, culture, language, government, and tribal towns of the Abenaki.



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