Niniskamijinaqik = Ancestral images : the Mi'kmaq in art and photography / Ruth Holmes Whitehead.

Main Author: Whitehead, Ruth Holmes,
Published: Halifax, Nova Scotia : Nimbus Publishing, 2015.
Series: Images of our past.
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Item Description: "Niniskamijinaqik / Ancestral images: the Mi'kmaq in art and photography provides a glimpse into the lives of the Mi'kmaq of Atlantic Canada. The opening images in this collection were created by the Mi'kmaq themselves: portrayals of human beings carved into the rock formations of Nova Scotia. Then there are the earliest surviving European depictions of Mi'kmaq, decorations on the maps of Samuel de Champlain. These people, too, are faceless, as anonymous to the artist as were the people of whom he had so little knowledge. This book includes 94 of the finest pieces of art or photography, chosen from more than a thousand extant portraits in different media, that show the Mi'kmaq people themselves. The images in this collection date from the earliest petroglyphs to contemporary photographs, and are accompanied by explanatory notes about the individuals represented."--
The first "i" in Niniskamijinaqik is a barred-i.
Physical Description: 123 p.
Language: English
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9781771082631 (pbk.)
Author Notes: Ruth Holmes Whitehead is a renowned Mi'kmaq historian and ethnologist. She has worked with the Nova Scotia Museum for over forty years, first as assistant curator in history and now as research associate. She is the author of several books, including Six Mi'kmaq Stories, The Old Man Told Us, and Black Loyalists. She lives in Halifax.