The Old Man Told Us Excerpts from Micmac History 1500-1950 by Ruth Holmes Whitehead
Used, Good to Very Good. 1994 third Nimbus Publishing printing of the 1991 edition trade paperback book with 385 pages. Mild shelfwear / edgewear to soft covers including some cover creasing. Interior appears unmarked. Firm binding with light spine creasing.
"The Micmac 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 Micmac. In this rich collection, oral and written, Micmac 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." Indians of North America; History of the Micmac Indians; Indians of the Canadian Maritime Provinces (Inv # 1784-2)