The Old Man Told Us: Excerpts from Micmac History, 1500-1950
The Mi'kmaq people have been living in what is now Atlantic Canada for two thousand years or more, yet written history has largely ignored them, presenting them merely as a homogeneous mass or as statistics. Renowned Micmac specialist Ruth Holmes Whitehead, formerly staff ethnologist and assistant curator in history at the Nova Scotia Museum, tries to redress that omission by restoring to the collective memory a true sense of the Mi'kmaq. In this rich collection, oral and written, Mi'kmaq accounts juxtapose contemporary European perceptions of native peoples, as documented in letters, journals, court cases, and much more. Above all, The Old Man Told Us is a historical jigsaw puzzle, a display of fragments of broken mirror in which one can capture moments in the lives of particular people. It is a book of excerpts from whatever scattered documentation has survived over the centuries.
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Review: The Old Man Told UsUser Review - Goodreads
A bit difficult to read but it was meaningful. Chief Sherry Pictou gave me her personal copy. It is the book that the Micmacs refer to. I was lucky enough to work with Bear River several years ago.
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I really enjoyed this book! It makes you really understand the history of the Mi'kmaq people of the Maritimes and it helps create an understanding and appreciate of these people. I really enjoyed how ... Read full review
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