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By Jennifer Reid

From the time of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, humans of British starting place have shared the realm of recent Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, usually referred to as Acadia, with japanese Canada's Algonkian-speaking peoples, the Mi'kmaq. This old research of colonial Acadia from the point of view of symbolic and mythic life could be important to these drawn to Canadian historical past, local Canadian heritage, faith in Canada, and background of religion.

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19 The way in which human identity and origins came to be perceived in the West was an early benefactor of this movement away from ambiguity that has continued to permeate Western culture. Descartes's cogito ergo sum gave a structure of interiority to the human soul that effectively alienated it from the potentially kaleidoscopic significance of the historical situation of the body. 20 Acadia's settlers were the heirs of this tradition that allowed for the generation of identity apart from the ambiguities of historical experience.

Mircea Eliade, Myth and Reality, 5. 44. Frye, Divisions on a Ground: Essays on Canadian Culture, 185. 45. " Cf. " In respect to the function of folk tales and legend, Hugh Jansen has noted, "A Group's image of itself and its images of other groups are reflected in its folklore repertoire" ("The Esoteric-Exoteric Factor in Folklore," 43). 46. Hand, "The Index of American Folk Legends," notes: "Historical legends dealing with people, places, and events constitute an important body of material. This material will come partly, I suppose, from historical books; more of it will no doubt come from local historical and traditional accounts dealing with such diverse subjects as wars, skirmishes with the Indians .

12. This discussion of the nature of history and its study has been influenced by the Annales French school of historiography. The movement was the offspring of Lucien Febvre and Marc Bloch who founded the journal Annales d'histoire economique et sociale, in 1929. For an overview of the movement, see Fogelson, "The Ethnohistory of Events and Nonevents," 133-147. Paul Ricoeur has defined the Annales school against the background of "positivist history," noting that the French historians reacted against "the reduction of history to the collection and critique of documents ..

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