Micmac Indians


Micmac Indians
   An Algonquian tribe, called by the French, Souriquois. Their habitat was in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and northern New Brunswick. Visited by Cabot in 1497; and by Corte-Real in 1501. They were for a long time bitterly hostile to the British. In 1611 they numbered about 3000; and their population in 1884 was given as 4000.
   Index: WM Indian tribe, enemies of the English, 16; H Howe interests himself in their welfare, 245; his report on their condition, 246.
   Bib.: Biard, Relation, 1616; Rand, Micmac Dictionary; Hodge, Handbook of American Indians.

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