"Any country that is
alive to its future,
should be interested in
The Western Valley of Nova Scotia has a unique history. The Mi'kmaq
peoples have inhabited this region for close to 11,400 years. They were
here for more than 11,000 years before the first Europeans, lead by Sieur
de Monts, settled here. The French established the first permanent European
settlement North of Florida at Port Royal in present day Annapolis County.
Long before the European Nations set foot in Nova Scotia, the Mi'kmaq had named the region Kespitukik.
When Sieur de Monts arrived in the Annapolis Basin he was instantly awed by the glory and splendor of the place. He dubbed the entire region Port Royal, and Champlain marveled that it was "one of the finest harbours [he] had seen...where two thousand ships could lie in safety".
The logo for this site, located at the top left corner of each screen,
is a Mi'kmaq petrograph depicting the European arrival. It was selected
to represent this site because it is representative of both Mi'kmaq and
The following collection of stories is based on actual historic events.The
credits have been included to provide you with a resource for additional
information. Each story is portrayed from a unique point of view. The narrator
for each tale is speaking from his or her own perspective, as it has been
shaped by time and circumstance. By reading the entire collection one should
gain a fuller understanding of the people and events which shaped this
Thank you for visiting this site. Enjoy!
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This digital collection was produced under contract
to the SchoolNet Digital Collections program, Industry Canada.
Produced by the Western Valley Development Authority
Fort Anne Heritage Tapestry Parks Canada/1995
Artist: Kiyoko Grenier-Sago
This web page has been accessed times since October 16, 1998.