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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.
|Product dimensions:||7.07(w) x 8.19(h) x 0.55(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 10 Years|
About 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.
Table of Contents
|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|
|Wigwam means shelter||34|
|Tumpline and toboggan||40|
|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|