Dictionary of the language of the [Mi’kmaq] who reside in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton and Newfoundland

“The compiler of the following work has been more than forty years laboring as a Missionary among the [Mi’kmaq]. He considered it a matter of prime importance to make himself acquainted with their language, and early set himself to the task, with what few helps he could command; and his success has surprized himself as well as many others. As many as forty thousand of their words has been collected and arranged in alphabetical order… The compiler of this volume soon discovered, what many are now willing to admit, that the [Indigenous] are a very remarkable people, with most remarkable languages, traditions, customs, and habits, and that every thing connected with them is calculated to awaken the deepest interest, for the christian, the philologist, the ethnologist, and all others who take an interest in exploring the works of nature and of art, and who are interested in the welfare of their fellow men.”

Rand, Silas Tertius, 1810-1889. Dictionary of the Language of the Micmac Indians: Who Reside In Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton And Newfoundland. Halifax, N.S.: Nova Scotia Printing Co., 1888. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc2.ark:/13960/t1vd70h9p