Mi'kmaq divided their year into "tepgunsejig" (moons), which correspond to the modern English months). The name they gave to their moons made sense, for they were the most important characteristics of the Mi'kmaq way of life at a particular time of year.
...YES, i know there are lots of us out there. YES, i know it's 500+ years, but YES, i am 11th gen great-granddaughter of...Membertou Grand Chief of the Mi'kmaq Nation He was a man who shaped the faith of his people and the fate of a nation. Beloved by his followers, feared by his enemies and reverentially-admired by all who knew him.
I'm curious about the cross in the portrait. Studio prop? Obviously not a Catholic crucifix. Looks Celtic, but the designs on it resemble Dutch. ??? Jeremiah Bartlett Alexis (aka Jeremiah Lone Cloud, aka Haselam Luxey) - Mi'kmaq - circa 1930
Native American Headdress :: Eagle feathers are used all over the world as ceremonial instruments and are considered to be the most sacred healing tools. They are a symbol of power, healing and wisdom. Eagle represents a state of grace that is reached through inner work, understanding and passing the initiation tests that result from reclaiming our personal power.