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Gold in Culture


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Mi'kmaq Symbol for Gold

A drawing of the Mi’kmaq symbol for gold

There is no indication that the Mi'kmaq used gold, but they likely knew it existed in Nova Scotia. Mi'kmaq guides accompanied both Captain L'Estrange and John Gerrish Pulsifer during the expeditions that led to their documented discoveries of gold.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia, CANADA

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Learning Object Collection: Gold in Nova Scotia
Learning Object: Golden Culture—A Rich and Complex Story
Institution: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia