The Micmac

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Written for young people, this small book illustrated by Kathy Kaulback, is a perfect way to learn more about how the native people of the Maritimes lived before white people came to their land.
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Overview

Written for young people, this small book illustrated by Kathy Kaulback, is a perfect way to learn more about how the native people of the Maritimes lived before white people came to their land.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780920852217
  • Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/25/1985
  • Pages: 60
  • Product dimensions: 7.07 (w) x 8.19 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Holmes Whitehead is a renowned Mi'kmaq specialist and staff ethnologist and assistant curator in history at the Nova Scotia Museum in Halifax. Her publications include Six Micmac Stories, The Mi'kmaq, How Their Ancestors Lived Five Hundred Years Ago, Micmac Quillwork, and Elitekey.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Abundant Forest, Rivers of Fish 5
Animal persons, plant persons 7
Herds of sea mammals 9
Fish as long as a canoe 10
Calling the moose 12
Hot soup and roast meat 14
Family and Community 16
Linked by kinship, friendship and trade 17
Peace in the family 18
Children growing and learning 20
Preparing a marriage and a feast 24
Celebration with chanting and dancing 26
Traditional Micmac Skills 27
Clothing 28
Decoration 30
Wigwam means shelter 34
Canoe 38
Tumpline and toboggan 40
Snowshoes 41
Tools 42
Pipes and waltes games 47
Reeds, roots and porcupine quills 48
Baskets, boxes, bags and bowls 49
Medicine and Magic 53
Whole communities began to die 56
Struggle 59
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