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Mi'kmaw Community Gatherings

John Thomas Lane in Mi'kmaq traditional clothing and Dr. Frederick W. Morris

"John Thomas Lane (known as 'Paddy' Lane, clerk of the Custom House) in Micmac Indian costume, and Dr. Frederick W. Morris, both of Halifax, standing by a table on which is a painting of the Indian-Cup or Pitcher-plant, the root of which was the chief ingredient of what was often spoken of as Paddy Lane's Small-pox cure, and which Dr. Morris was an advocate of." Lane, an Englishman, was elected medicine man of the Shubenacadie band.

Date: 186-

Photographer: anonymous

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Photo Drawer - People - Lane, John Thomas

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