A list of [Mi’kmaq] names of places, rivers, etc., in Nova Scotia

“The following list of [Mi’kmaq] names of places, rivers, etc., in Nova Scotia and neighborhood was compiled, at my request, by Miss Elizabeth Frame, of Shubenacadie, for the library of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and was duly presented at the meeting on June 9, 1892. She was aided in her labors by a [Mi’kmaq], as well as by the published works of Mr. Gesner and Dr. Rand. It is now printed at the expense of a gentleman of Cambridge, who is interested in [Indigenous] philology.

Samuel A. Green”

“The Micmac left no sculptured gods, No temples made of stone; In misty caves, in storm-tossed clouds, Minitou dwelt alone.

But names remain on hill and plain, Of this once powerful race, And in those liquid Micmac words, Their presence yet we trace.

Where Aspatogon lifts her brow, Unblushing, to the sea; Where crashing ice-cases dash and break, On lonely Scatarie;

Where turbid waters seethe and foam, Round Glooscap, Chebooktook; On Tusket’s Isles where sea-gulls rest, And heron on Panuke;

The rushing tides in Pesiquid, And Shubenacadie; The level meads of Tantramar; The falls of Konomee.

No Micmac now on Cobequid, Hunts moose or caribou; And alien races change the names, Which first were named by you.

Elizabeth Frame.”

Frame, Elizabeth, 1820-1913. A List of Micmac Names of Places, Rivers, Etc., In Nova Scotia. Cambridge: J. Wilson and son, 1892. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t57d3p40p&view=1up&seq=7