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Six Micmac Stories

4.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
These six Mi'kmaq stories are great tales, brilliantly retold by Ruth Whitehead. They have their roots firmly planted in the collective life of a people who had made Nova Scotia their home for centuries before the arrival of the Europeans. They offer us a rare and valuable insight into the powerful relationship between the Mi'kmaq and the often surprising world in which th ...more
Paperback, 51 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Nimbus Publishing (CN) (first published January 1st 1920)
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Jul 17, 2015 Marlowe rated it it was amazing
I’ve recently started some research into fairytales and, while my focus has been on European myths, I have also been looking into other cultures.

I found this book to be very interesting. There are only six short stories, but they are well selected to cover a number of cultural aspects. I also enjoyed the short commentary provided after each story. It explained a bit about the symbolic significance of aspects of the story, as well as some cultural background necessary to appreciate the narrative.
Oct 27, 2014 Laura rated it liked it
Intriguing short stories that have been past down by generation after generation. If you are into myth or mi'kmaq culture this book is nice addition to your reading list
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Ruth Holmes Whitehead is a renowned historian and ethnologist. She has worked with the Nova Scotia Museum for over 40 years, first as assistant curator in history and now as research associate.

The author of several books, including Six Mi’kmaq Stories, The Old Man Told Us, and Black Loyalists, Ruth lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was awarded the prestigious Order of Nova Scotia in 2014 in reco
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