385 pp., 8vo. Paperback. Foreword by Dr. Peter Christmas. Light scuffing & edgewear to covers & spine; slight soiling to spine. Some foxing & soiling to textblock edges. Very faint soiling to fpd & fep, otherwise pgs clean & crisp. Bookseller Inventory # 153658
Synopsis: 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.
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.
Title: The Old Man Told Us: Excerpts from Micmac ...
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Ltd.
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Nimbus Publishing, Halifax NS, 1991. Heavy Pictorial Wraps. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: None. Photo Illus. In b&w (illustrator). 3rd Printing. 385pp with Index. Heavy pictorial wraps. Stated 3rd Printing as indicated by number line. No DJ. Photo illus. in b&w. Foreward by Peter Christmas. AS NEW! USPS Tracking provided. (H) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. American Indian. Bookseller Inventory # 18623
Book Description Nimbue Publishing, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1991. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. A Fine copy of this 385-page photo-illustrated paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 029898
Book Description Nimbus Pub Ltd, Halifax, 1991. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Spine creased. Covers are scuffed. Bookseller Inventory # 005475
Book Description Down East Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0921054831
Book Description Nimbus Publishing, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001778997
Book Description Nimbus Publishing Ltd., 1991. Soft cover Excerpts from Micmac History 1500-1950. The Micmac People have been living in what is now Atlantic Canada for 2,000 years or more, yet written history has largely ignored them. Very good condition, previous owner's inscription to inside front cover. 385 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 4204
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Book Description Nimbus Publishing, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020921054831
Book Description Nimbus Publishing, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010921054831