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Mi'kmaq Sites

Mi'kmaq sites

Historians and archaeologists differ as to when the Mi'kmaq first came to Newfoundland. Newfoundland Mi'kmaq oral tradition holds that the Mi'kmaq were living in Newfoundland prior to European contact. There is some historical evidence that the Mi'kmaq were living in Newfoundland by the 16th century, and by the 17th century there are increasing references to the Mi'kmaq in the historical record.

There are 17 known post-contact period Mi'kmaq archaeological sites in the province. To learn more about the Mi'kmaq, click here opens new window or here.opens new window

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