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 they lived.
About the author
Ruth Holmes Whitehead has worked since 1972 for the Nova Scotia Museum, since 2003 as a Curator Emerita and Research Associate. She has authored or co-authored twenty books, including Stories from the Six Worlds, The Old Man Told Us, Black Loyalists, and Ancestral Images. In 1995, she was awarded a Doctorate of Laws, honoris causa, by St. Francis Xavier University. In 2014, Dr. Whitehead was inducted into the Order of Nova Scotia. She lives in Halifax.
Other titles by Ruth Holmes Whitehead
Nova Scotia and the Great Influenza Pandemic, 1918-1920
A Remembrance of the Dead and an Archive for the Living
Old Man Told Us (new edition)
Niniskamijinaqik / Ancestral Images
The Mi'kmaq in Art and Photography
Southern Settlers of Nova Scotia's First Free Black Communities
Stories From the Six Worlds (2nd edition)
Stories From the Six Worlds
The Life of Boston King
Old Man Told Us
Six Micmac Stories
How Their Ancestors Lived 500 Years Ago