Tradition, Change and Survival: Mi'kmaq Tourist Art

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Alexandre Dubé, McCord Museum, 2003

Objects from the past are like the marks that the Mi'kmaq call elaptog, prints left by someone who has passed by. These objects bring to life what can no longer be seen and invite us to walk in the footsteps of those who came before us.

The historic Mi'kmaq objects presented here are much more than beautiful creations and remnants of a time gone by. They mark the crossroads of the destinies of Mi'kmaq and Euro-Canadians of yesterday and today and, at the same time, reveal the discreet presence of David Ross McCord, who collected the objects between 1913 and 1919.