[Mi’Kmaq in] “The Voyage of the Ship Marigold to Cape Breton, 1593”

And passing somewhat more into the land [Northern Cape Breton], wee founde certaine round pondes artificially made by the Savages to keepe fish in, with certaine weares in them made to take fish. […] one Savage with blacke long hayre hanging about his shoulders who called unto us, weaving his handes downewarde towardes his bellie. […] Thereupon nine or tenne of his fellows running right up over the bushes with great agilitie and swiftnesse came towardes us with white staves in their handes like halfe pikes, and their dogges of colour blacke not so bigge as a greyhounde followed them at the heeles […]

One of the Savages, which seemed to bee their Captaine, ware a long mantle of beastes skinnes hanging on one of his shoulders. The rest were all naked except their privities, which were covered with a skinne tyed behinde […]

Source: Richard Hakluyt, "[Mi'Kmaq in] The Voyage of the Ship Marigold to Cape Breton in 1593" in Hakluyt's Voyages with an Introduction by John Masefield, (London, New York: London: J.M. Dent & Co. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1927), 94-94.

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