Mi'kmaq Trappers


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The following is an accurate list of the Indian trappers, and their respective hunting-grounds in Newfoundland:-

  • Frank Joe...............Hunts at: Burgeo country and Western Maelpeg.
  • Little Frank Benoit.............. Spruce Pond, NW. of Maelpeg.
  • Paul Benoit........................... Crooked Lake.
  • Frank Benoit........................ Crooked Lake.
  • Ned Pullet.......................... Long Pond, between two W. Maelpegs.
  • Noel Louis.......................... Western Maelpeg.
  • John Benoit....................... Nimooch-wee-godie.
  • Frank MacDonald.............. Godoleik (W. of Conn).
  • Ben Benoit......................... Island Pond, NW. of W. Maelpeg.
  • Noel Matthews................... Crooked Lake
  • Martin and Michael........... Crooked Lake
  • Noel jeddore..................... Sandy Pond
  • John Denny Jeddore...... Sandy Pond
  • Stephen Joe (stepbrother of Joe J.)Burnt Hill and Podopekgutch
  • Joe Jeddore....................... Burnt Hill and Upper Gander
  • Nicholas Jeddore.............. Burnt Hill and Upper Gander
  • John Bernard..................... Middle Ridge and Glenwood
  • John Stride........................ Northern side of Sylvester
  • Reuben Lewis.................... Kagudeck
  • Stephen Bernard............. Sandy Pond and Shoe Hill Ridge
  • Peter John......................... Eastern Maelpeg
  • Micky John ...................... St John's Pond
  • Peter John........................ St John's Pond
  • John Hinx........................ Wiskomonagodie, Eastern Partridge berry Hills, S. of Maelpeg.
  • Paddy Hinx...................... Wiskomonagodie, Eastern Partridge berry Hills, S. of Maelpeg.
  • Johny Hinx.................. Wiskomonagodie, Eastern Partridge berry Hills, S. of Maelpeg.
  • Matthew Burke........... Tolt and Piper's Hill Brook
  • Johny Benoit............... Tolt and Piper's Hill Brook
  • John Barrington.......... Eastern side of Tolt
  • Lewis John.................. Eastern side of Tolt
  • Len Joe....................... Grand Lake
  • Ben, Abraham, and Noel Paul......Exploits River
  • Matty Michel and son... Bonne Bay

    The Mikmaq now acknowledge a local chief, although they always refer all matters of extreme importance to the head chief, John Dennis, who lives near Sydney, Nova Scotia. In 1900, at the death of old Joe Bernard, Reuben Lwis was elected as a probationary chief of the Newfoundland Mikmaq.

    This is an excerpt from the book "Newfoundland and its Untrodden Ways" by J. G. Millaic.


    REGISTRATION OF SCHOONER

    Microfilm BT 107/48B #24 239

    Francois Benoit, Sr of St. George's Bay in Nfld (Planter) owner of ship Jane of St. George's Bay.

    Captain: Benoit, Francis jr. Ship: Jane Registration #: 1824024

    Size: 26 tons.

    Ship's Master: Francois Benoit, Jr

    Certificate August 12, 1824

    Specifications: 1 Deck- 2 mask

    Lenght 38 feet 2 inches

    Classification- Schooner

    Note: In the Mi'kmaq timeline there is a mention of Mi'kmaq's of St George's building a schooner in 1822 - visit the link and see for yourself.

    Registered at the Port of St John's, Newfoundland 24 August 1824.

    Note: Ship was lost in 1851

    Local Schooners from the past

    Sources:

    Gerald Benoit

    http://www.mun.ca/mha/captains/captain_main.html

    Note of thanks to Gerry Benoit for sharing this information with us


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    Copyright 2002 Jasen Benwah

    Posted on March 16, 2002

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