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Micmac Choice: Elsie Sark--An Island Legend by M. Olga McKenna

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Choice: Elsie Sark--An Island Legend by M. Olga McKenna

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ISBN : 9780887800771
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194 pages
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Elsie Sark, an enigma and a legend, came to the Lennox Island Reserve, Prince Edward Island, in 1918 as the English bride of Mikmaq war hero John J. Sark.Greeted on arrival by her father-in-law Chief John T. Sark and an assembly of MikmaqMoreElsie Sark, an enigma and a legend, came to the Lennox Island Reserve, Prince Edward Island, in 1918 as the English bride of Mikmaq war hero John J. Sark.Greeted on arrival by her father-in-law Chief John T. Sark and an assembly of Mikmaq residents, she found herself in the midst of a community in conflict. Without relinquishing her Victorian manner she settled on the Reserve, raising a family. Her life story sheds new light on Native-white relations on Prince Edward Island, but more than that, it bears witness to one womans dedication to her community and family.Micmac by Choice is the inspiring account of a remarkable woman and of the remarkable community she chose as her home.