Legends of the Micmacs




By The Rev. Silas Tertius Rand
Wellesley Philological Publications
Longmans, Green and Co.
1894


"The following Micmac Legends were collected by the Rev. Silas T. Rand, who was for
forty years a missionary among the Micmac Indians of Nova Scotia. The stories were
related to him in Micmac, by the native Indians, and then translated and written down
by him in English; the translations only have been preserved, in no case the narration
in the original language."
- From the Preface, Legends of the Micmacs, 1894

"The ability and zeal of Dr. Rand have saved from oblivion the rich material of a whole language and literature."
- From the Preface, Legends of the Micmacs, 1894


The 498 page book is now available on CD in Adobe Acrobat PDF.
$30.00 Canadian plus $5.00 shipping and handling.


Also available as a reprint in 8-1/2" x 11" format with a comb back binding. The page size is larger than the original.

 
 


$70.00 Canadian plus $10.00 shipping and handling.


Please send check or money order to:

Wayne Swift
47 Hillside Ave, Wolfville, NS, Canada, B4P 2A9
(902)542-7387 (evenings)


e-mail: jswift@accesswave.ca

Web Site: http://www.accesswave.ca/~weekend/silas_rand_page.htm

Also available from The Odd Book in Wolfville.
112 Front St, Unit 118, Wolfville, NS, B4P 1A4

Downloads in Adobe PDF:

You can download sections of the book by clicking on the items below. The sections are in
Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document File) format. If you don't already have Acrobat
Reader you can download it at the site below.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

If you have Microsoft Internet Explorer, just right click on the item you want, and choose
"Save Target As.." When the file download window opens, specify the destination
and save. The file is not "zipped"; the pdf format is already compressed. To open just
double click the saved file and Acrobat will do the rest.

Or alternately, left click, and download will begin immediately. Acrobat will start in the
Explorer window. There will be a blank screen for awhile as the section downloads.
When the pages appear, click the "diskette" icon on the Acrobat bar. Name the file
and save locally.

Preface to the Legends - 262 KB PDF
Biography of Silas T. Rand - 452 KB PDF
Glooscap and the Megumoowesoo - 442 KB PDF

Pictures:

Rand Memorial in Hantsport Cemetery
Portrait of Silas Rand from Legends of the Micmacs
Title page from Legends of the Micmacs
Cover of English and Latin Hymns
Title page of English and Latin Hymns  
Correspondence by Rand to The Christian Messenger 

I hope you have enjoyed this page. I will add more stories and links as time allows.
Please e-mail me with any suggestions and comments.

 

Links:

T
he Nova Scotia Museum's Mi'kmaq Portraits database collection of portraits and illustrations in various media.
Silas Rand and two Mi'kmaq boys


We Were Not the Savages
NEW: Twenty-First Century Edition - by Daniel N. Paul
Please visit the web site: www.danielnpaul.com

We Were Not the Savages is a history of the Mi'kmaq, an ancient democratic Native North American Nation, from a Mi'kmaq perspective. It relates and details the genocidal efforts used by the British colonial officials, including scalp bounties, starvation and germ warfare, to subjugate them. The adversity that the Mi'kmaq People faced at times was so extreme that it seems almost impossible to comprehend how they overcame it. That they survived the best efforts of the colonizers to exterminate them, and then, from 1867 to the mid-twentieth century, a malnutrition existence under Canada's rule, is a testament to their tenacious courage and faith in the Great Spirit.

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