This story has been passed down from generation to generation since time immemorial and it explains how Mik’Maq people came into existence in North America. The story tells about the relationship between the Great Spirit Creator and Human Beings and the Environment.
Keywords: Mic Mac legend northeast woodland lndian legends Mik’maq oral story american indian folklore native american myths bird whose wings made the wind Source: Mic Mac oral traditional story An Indian family resided on the seashore. They had two sons, the oldest of whom was married and had a family of small children. This Mic […]
Source: Mi’kmaq Legend
There was once a large Indian village situated on the border of a lake called Nameskeek’ oodun Kuspemku. At the end of this place was a lodge, in which dwelt a being who was always invisible — a mighty hunter, whose dodem (teeomul) was the Moose, Stupendous Deity of the spirit world.
He had a sister who attended to all his wants, and it was known that any girl who could see
him might marry him. There were few who did not make the trial, but it was a long time before one succeeded.Towards evening, when the Invisible One was supposed to be returning home, his sister
would walk with any girls who came down to the shore of the lake.