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MAP 667 · Item · 1767

Item is an original map showing acreage of Cape Breton townships, parishes, and counties. The map identifies "Indian Hunting Country" based on an earlier survey completed by Samuel Holland.

Item · Aug. 1969

Item is a report that assesses potential economic initiatives for Eskasoni First Nation. The study examines areas for economic development such as recreational tourism, forestry, fisheries, trade and commercial areas.

Chief Ben Christmas
CA BI 80-211-4391 · Item · 1935

Item is a photograph of Chief Ben Christmas addressing a crowd during Sydney's 1935 Old Home Week, 1935. Christmas was first elected a Mi'kmaw chief in 1919, when he was only 23 years old.

CA BI 78-710-2460 · Item · ca. 1880

Item is a photograph of a Mi'kmaw man at St. Ann's. On the reverse of the photograph is a handwritten note, identifying the man as a "Peter Henry" (Peter Herney).

Keisel, Theodore
MG 21.37 · Fonds · [18-?]-1993, predominant 1949-1978

The collection consists of 4 complete manuscripts and 2 partial manuscripts of “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”/ “Hang the Lantern on the Gate” (which was the original title), personal correspondence and letters of congratulations, reviews of “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor” as well as a rough draft of an opening scene for a play based on “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”. This collection consists of photographs, an audio cassette tape (The Bush & The Salon), a CD (C.L. MacMillan- Oral Histories), clipping with information about the “C. Monty MacMillan” ferry, clippings of Dr. MacMillan’s obituary as well as condolence letters sent to the family, tributes that were given after the doctor's death, political speeches given by Dr. MacMillan as well as other speeches he has given and 2 scrapbooks containing clippings dealing with his time as MLA and letters of congratulations on receiving the Order of Canada.

MacMillan, Dr. C. Lamont (Monty)
CA BI T-6 · Item · 1963

File consists of an audio recording of an oral history of early Scottish settlers in the Big Pond area; mentions Mi'kmaq in the East Bay area.

What were the Bras D'or Mission?
Early history of the MacIntytres of Big Pond (N.S.)
The Church of East Bay
Who was Malcolm MacLellan?
What do you know about the MacLeods who were among MacLellan's students?
Why was the East Bay school Started? East Bay school started in 1825...
What men were prepared for the Seminary?
What about the Industries of early Cape Breton?
The schools in Big Pond (N.S.) were attended by sixty pupils in 1862.
From Big Pond (N.S.) they came to Sydney (N.S.) Academy for grade ten.
Was East Bay the first parish
Briefly discuss Parish activities?
Tell us about the Protestant settlers...
How did the four Seminarians travel to Rome?
Was there much traffic on the Bras D'or Lakes in those days?
Would you care to speak about the Mi'kmaq?
Where did the early people get the animals - horses, cows, sheep, etc.
What about food - ammunition?
Ceilidh in those days was most enjoyable...
What do you believe of the Bocain
Do you remember any of the remedies early settlers used

Eskasoni
CA BI 93-64-24038 · Item · 1991

Item is a photograph of Eskasoni, N.S. viewed from the road.

Prendergast, Paul
Eskasoni 4H Club
CA BI 80-202-4382 · Item · 1967

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of 1967 Centennial pageant, featuring the Eskasoni 4H Club.

Eskasoni 4H Club
CA BI 80-203-4383 · Item · 1967

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of a 1967 Centennial pageant, featuring the Eskasoni 4H Club.

Eskasoni 4H Club
CA BI 80-205-4385 · Item · 1967

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of a 1967 Centennial pageant featuring the Eskasoni 4H Club.

Eskasoni 4H Club
CA BI 80-204-4384 · Item · 1967

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of a 1967 Centennial pageant showing the Eskasoni 4H Club.

Eskasoni Band Council
CA BI 94-1350-25865 · Item · 1994

Item is a photograph of the Eskasoni Band Council.

Prendergast, Paul
Eskasoni Holy Family Church
CA BI 96-432-27120 · Item · 1995

Item is a photograph of the Holy Family Church in Eskasoni, N.S.

Prendergast, Paul
Eskasoni Holy Mountain
CA BI 96-127-26815 · Item · 1995

Item is a photograph of the top of Holy Mountain in Eskasoni, N.S. The Virgin Mary statue can be seen in the distance.

Prendergast, Paul
Eskasoni: Holy Mountain
CA BI 94-1351-25866 · Item · 1994

Item is a photograph of Eskasoni, N.S. viewed from the top of Holy Mountain.

Prendergast, Paul
Eskasoni Shrine
CA BI 96-433-27121 · Item · 1995

Item is a photograph of a shrine in Eskasoni, N.S.

Prendergast, Paul
CA BI 94-1352-25867 · Item · 1994

Item is a photograph of the Virgin Mary statue on Holy Mountain in Eskasoni, N.S.

Prendergast, Paul
Eskasoni War Monument
CA BI 96-129-26817 · Item · 1995

Item is a photograph of the War Monument in Eskasoni, N.S.

Prendergast, Paul
Herney Family at St. Ann's
CA BI 78-712-2462 · Item · ca. 1880

Item is a photograph of Mi'kmaw women, men, and children at St. Ann's. Most likely Chief Herney and family. Photograph is the gift of Harold Medjuck, Photograph Collection #1.

History of Marble Mountain
CA BI Notes - History of Marble Mountain · Item · 1987

Item consists of three photocopied news articles on the history of marble mountain. "History of Marble Mountain" The Oran, 26 August 1987. "History of Marble Mountain - Continued from Last Week" 2 September 1987. "History of Marble Mountain - Continued from Last Week" 9 September 1987.

Interior of St. Ann's Church
CA BI 77-1184-1318 · Item · 1975

Item is a photograph of the interior of St. Anne's Church on Chapel Island. Photograph shows the altars, some pews and a painting above the altar.

CA BI MG 7A.17 · Collection · 1882-1993

Collection consists of a compilation of reproductions of correspondence, legal documents, provincial grants and plans concerning the relocation of this Reserve.

97-536-28384 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a laser copy print of a photograph of buildings and adjoining sheds in Kun’tewiktu (Kings Road Reserve).

Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
97-538-28386 · Item · ca. 1953

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of an aerial view of Sydney - with views of Kings Road. Moxham Castle, lower left - St. Rita's Hospital, mid-right.

CA BI 97-541-28389 · Item · 1910

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve), featuring a backyard view of a house, shed, and fence.

Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
97-542-28390 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of a small child walking in between houses in Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve).

Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
97-537-28385 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of houses along the road in Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve) Sydney.

Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
CA BI 97-540-28388 · Item · 1910

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of Edna Gough and her students taken in Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve) in 1911.

Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
CA BI 97-539-28387 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of a house and the railway tracks at Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve).

Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
CA BI 97-543-28391 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of a community well, with Sydney Harbour and the railroad tracks in the background, taken at Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve).

Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
Little Bras d'or
CA BI MAP 618 · Item · 1947

Item is a marine map of Little Bras d'Or.

Mi'kmaq
CA BI 80-201-4381 · Item · [ca. 1867]

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of two individuals wearing Mi'kmaw clothing; the item is noted as 1867.

CA BI 81-1239-6319 · Item · ca. 1890

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of a Mi'kmaw wi'kuom along the shores of Pitu'pok, Bras d'Or Lake. Steamer in the background is possibly the May Queen of North Sydney or the SS Marion.

CA BI 77-161-295 · Item · 1935

Item is a photograph of people viewing a display of Mi'kmaw people at Victoria Park during Old Home Week.

CA BI 81-580-5660 · Item · 29-Jul-1935 to 04-Aug-1935

Mi'kmaw encampment in Victoria Park at the week-long event held to mark Sydney's 150th anniversary. Chief Ben E. Christmas of Membertou is second from the left.

Minuitaqn Craft Shop
CA BI 00-01-29987 · Item · ca. 1995

Item is a photograph of the sign for Minuitaqn Craft & Gift Shop in Eskasoni, N.S.

Mission, Chapel Island
CA BI 77-731-865 · Item · 1976

Item is a photograph of a young boy sitting in the front of a boat. The church in Chapel Island is in the background.

MG 13.58 · Fonds · 1891 - 1957

Fonds consists of correspondence, personal papers and writings, petitions, published papers, and newspaper clippings. The fonds pertains to Msgr. MacPherson’s role as a Roman Catholic priest, Gaelic language and culture in Cape Breton, and Mi’kmaq language and culture in Nova Scotia.

MacPherson, Fr. Donald
Nyanza schoolchildren
CA BI 80-206-4386 · Item · [ca. 1967]

Item is a photograph of several Nyanza schoolchildren, modelling dresses and other clothing made at their sewing classes conducted by Mrs. Eleanor MacNeil and Mrs. Dave Smith, c.1967. Front row: Jessie Simon, Cecelia Isadore, Joan Isadore, Christene Ann Basque; Back Row: Deborah Stevens, Charlotte Pierro, Mary Louise Googoo, Alice Peck, Geraldine Googoo.

Oyster Farming, Eskasoni
CA BI 94-653-25168 · Item · ca. 1980

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of John Brown of Eskasoni, pulling up shells.

Fitzgerald, Owen
Oyster Farming, Eskasoni
CA BI 94-654-25169 · Item · [1980?]

Item is a photograph of Collin Smith of Baddeck, preparing scallop shells on hooks for spat collection. The spat is oyster larvae that attaches itself to a surface; typically larvae prefer to attach itself to a clean surface which is why they are using scallop shells shown in the picture.

Oyster Farming, Eskasoni
94-653-25168 · Item · n.d.

Item is a photograph of fisherman on poles inspecting the shells in the water.

Oyster Farming, Eskasoni
94-652-25167 · Item · [1980?]

Item is a photograph of John Brown of Eskasoni, on rafts inspecting oyster shells in the water.

CA BI 77-1185-1319 · Item · 1975

Item is a photograph of a framed painting of Madonna and the Christ child. She is holding the child on her lap while holding a book in her hand in the painting.

Collection · 1944-2018 ; predominately 1970-2008

The collection consists of audio and video interviews, games, hymns, traditional chants, and community events pertaining to Eskasoni and other Mi'kmaq communities in Nova Scotia between the 1940's to the 2000's, both in the Mi'kmaw and English languages. This collection consists of 8 boxes of sound recordings, moving images, and artefacts belonging to Sarah Denny, her children and other community members and organizations. These recordings document culturally and historically significant peoples, events, and traditions of the L'nu/Mi'kmaq.

Denny, Sarah
Simon Cremo
CA BI T-1516 · Item · 1960

File consists of an audio recording of violin selections; includes jigs, reels & polkas performed by Simon Cremo, Eskasoni.