PEOPLE: More about the Beothuk in NFLD/LAB

BEOTHUCK FACTS? – 23 Friday Nov 2012POSTED BY NLARCHAEOLOGY IN BOYD’S COVE, NEWFOUNDLAND Beothuk sites in red. Many people in Newfoundland and Labrador believe they have a good understanding of the Beothuk. Yet there is still a great deal of … Continue reading PEOPLE: More about the Beothuk in NFLD/LAB

MYSTERIES: Fundy Mystery – Can You Identify This Object?

These images are of an object found on the beach below Friar’s Head at Campobello. Because the object predates the island’s aquaculture industry, it may have been used in the weir fishery. Older area residents can likely identify it if … Continue reading MYSTERIES: Fundy Mystery – Can You Identify This Object?

EXPLORE: Can you find the lost city of Norumbega … Is it somewhere in New England?

Art MacKay Norumbega, or Nurembega, is a legendary settlement in northeastern North America which appeared on many early maps from the 1500s until American colonization. The word “Norumbega” was originally spelled Oranbega in Giovanni da Verrazzano’s 1529 map of America, and the word is believed … Continue reading EXPLORE: Can you find the lost city of Norumbega … Is it somewhere in New England?

SMUGGLERS – The Plastermen Smugglers – Rogues of Passamaquoddy Bay.

Thanks to Mining Association of Nova Scotia for this story.     The Plaster War of 1820 was not a war in the usual sense, but this little-known period in our history featured extraordinary showdowns between gypsum smugglers and the … Continue reading SMUGGLERS – The Plastermen Smugglers – Rogues of Passamaquoddy Bay.

WHALES – Passamaquoddy Tribe Whale Hunters take “Monster Whale” – 1912

Posted on October 21, 2018 by schsuser The Charlotte County Museum in Milltown New Brunswick has recently provided the Historical Society with some interesting photos from its collection. We recalled a newspaper story about Passamaquoddy whale hunters in the early … Continue reading WHALES – Passamaquoddy Tribe Whale Hunters take “Monster Whale” – 1912

HISTORY – How an endangered tree may link Vikings to New Brunswick

Butternut tree suggests Vikings ‘went well beyond L’Anse aux Meadows,’ amateur historian says Jordan Gill · CBC News · Posted: Oct 26, 2019 8:00 AM AT  The endangered butternut tree may hold clues to where else the Vikings visited in Canada. (Elke Semerad/CBC) An … Continue reading HISTORY – How an endangered tree may link Vikings to New Brunswick

LOOKING BACK – Vikings In North America? New Evidence Points To Extended Occupation In Newfoundland

    Replicas of Norse houses from 1,000 years ago in L’anse Aux Meadow, Newfoundland. WOLFGANG KAEHLER/LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES From the 9th to 11th centuries A.D., Viking explorers ventured out into the northern Atlantic Ocean. Long lasting colonies were established on … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Vikings In North America? New Evidence Points To Extended Occupation In Newfoundland

EDUCATION – EXPLORING THE INUIT BY CREATING ART 

Source: NATIVE PEOPLE – EXPLORING THE INUIT BY CREATING ART by Archive Atlantic Grade Levels 5th – 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff Subjects Native Americans, Native American Studies Resource Type Clip Art Your Donation will help us continue developing this site. … Continue reading EDUCATION – EXPLORING THE INUIT BY CREATING ART 

HISTORY: Indian Place Names Downeast

Indian Place Names From Around Passamaquoddy Bay From the blog at http://JohnWood1946.wordpress.com Albert S. Gatschet wrote an article entitled All Around the Bay of Passamaquoddy in 1897. It began with a short description of the Passamaquoddy area, but its main purpose was to present … Continue reading HISTORY: Indian Place Names Downeast

ISSUES – N.B. PASSAMAQUODDY TRIBE – access to fishery has international implications

Fishing rights are one of the big prizes for the tiny Passamaquoddy First Nation in southern New Brunswick as it negotiates status recognition with the government of Canada. (Steve Bruce/CBC) Reporter Paul Withers Another Indigenous fishery is in the works … Continue reading ISSUES – N.B. PASSAMAQUODDY TRIBE – access to fishery has international implications

NATIVE AMERICANS – Pocahontas Shrouded in Myth: A Princess Goes to England

As Ancient Origins reported in its article “The True Story of Pocahontas as Not Told by Disney,” the real life Pocahontas was different from her portrayal in the 1995 animated feature film. However, the image of a young Indian princess … Continue reading NATIVE AMERICANS – Pocahontas Shrouded in Myth: A Princess Goes to England

PEOPLE – Read Glooscap’s Legends – printed or digital

The Glooscap legends Illustrated with new enhanced images By Art MacKay in Native American 32 pages, published 2/18/2017 Glooscap or Glooskap is featured in legends and stories from New England to Newfoundland and Labrador. In fact, recent writers have speculated … Continue reading PEOPLE – Read Glooscap’s Legends – printed or digital

Art – Glooscap’s Legends

Glooscap’s Legends – Just finished digitally enhancing Glooscap Legend images from 1884. Check it out. There are stories from up and down the coast. Choose your favorite canvas prints, framed prints, greeting cards if you wish. All products are produced on-demand, … Continue reading Art – Glooscap’s Legends

EXPLORE: For those who didn’t move to Cape Breton when Donald Trump Won – Here’s what you missed!!

Back in the day all you Yanks were told by CNN that Cape Breton would welcome you IF DONALD TRUMP WINS. For those who didn’t follow through, here’s what you missed !!! Welcome. I am humbled.  I am just a … Continue reading EXPLORE: For those who didn’t move to Cape Breton when Donald Trump Won – Here’s what you missed!!

TREASURE: Did Captain Kidd bury treasure at Money Cove, Grand Manan?

It seems every island makes the claim that Captain Kidd buried treasure there and as this colourful story from 1930 shows, Grand Manan is no exception … and they have “Money Cove” to prove it. Click to access d4752-treasure_-the-legend-of-captain-kidds-treasure-at-money-cove-grand-manan.pdf Continue reading TREASURE: Did Captain Kidd bury treasure at Money Cove, Grand Manan?

READ NOW: Odd Adventures and Strange Deliverances in the Captivity of John Giles, Esq. 1736.

During King William’s War, in 1689, when he was nine years of age, John Gyles was living with his family at Fort Charles. On 2 August, while labouring with his father Thomas near the new fort, he was taken prisoner … Continue reading READ NOW: Odd Adventures and Strange Deliverances in the Captivity of John Giles, Esq. 1736.

MYSTERIES: A 500 Year Old Chinese City on Cape Breton Island. REALLY?

If it’s not the remains of a Chinese Village, what do you think it is? Images from P. Chiasson publication The Story:  Back in 2002, architect, amateur historian and native Cape Bretoner Paul Chiasson went for a hike up Kelly’s … Continue reading MYSTERIES: A 500 Year Old Chinese City on Cape Breton Island. REALLY?

TREASURE: Pirate Ned Low, Captain Kidd and the Treasure of Isle Haute, NS

by Art MacKay, October 14th, 2015 THE VISUALSTHE STORY: Many of us believe that a mystery unexplained remains a mystery and this seems to be true for Isle Haute, a particularly isolated and rugged island lying off Minas Basin in the … Continue reading TREASURE: Pirate Ned Low, Captain Kidd and the Treasure of Isle Haute, NS