National Geographic : 1949 Oct
Melville Bell Grosvenor On the Spruce-clad Shores of Bras d'Or Lake, Micmac Youngsters Clamber Aboard Their Bus When School IsOut At Eskasoni Indian settlement, Canada has supplied a school, farming equipment, Diesel tractor, trucks, goats to furnish milk until land iscleared tosupport cows, and a community store whose profits go to playgrounds and athletic programs. Now the descendants of Indians who fought beside the French, instead of making toma hawks, bows and arrows, spears of moose bone, and stone knives for scalping, learn bricklaying, carpentering, and othertasks that help them earn aliving (pages 478, 493, 503). Almost all the Micmac speak English. Their language is remembered in place names such as Mabou, Whycocomagh, Shubenacadie, etc.