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DesBrisay Museum & Exhibition Centre

Wheel, Medicine


Accession number: 2005.22.1-.4
Category: Site feature
Date: April 9 2004
Materials: PAINTED
Measurements: 13 cm L x 10 cm W(.2) 14 X 10 (.3) 12 X 7 (.4) 13 X 13
Marks/Label: NONE
Subject: LUNENBURG COUNTY, BRIDGEWATER, ABORIGINALS, MI'KMAQ, ZONE 5, NATIVE COUNCIL OF NOVA SCOTIA, CEREMONY, MEDICINE
Narrative: SEE STORY OF MEDICINE WHEEL AND PHOTOS AND CLIPPINGS IN ACCESSION FILE.
Description: FOUR SMOOTH ROUNDED INDIVIDUAL STONES. ONE PAINTED (.1) RED, (.2) YELLOW, (.3) BLACK AND (.4) WHITE, REPRESENTING THE FOUR PEOPLES IN THE MI'KMAQ MEDICINE WHEEL.
History of Use: STONES WERE COLLECTED AND PAINTED FOR MEDICINE WHEEL BY MEMBERS OF ZONE 5, NATIVE COUNCIL OF NOVA SCOTIA FOR PRESENTATION BY MIK'MAQ AT DESBRISAY MUSEUM, APRIL 9-24, 2005.