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Snowshoe Island Legend

A Micmac Legend

Long, long ago Kluskap walked up the Saint John river on his snow shoes, in the early spring. Compressed snow tracks are always slow to melt. This was true of Kluskap's tracks, but his were so large and firm that many of them can still be seen as Islands. Watch for them as you drive along the Saint John river. The Míkmaq tell many legends of Kluskap, their great God. The Míkmaq language was one of the most complex and has been composed with Latin, Greek and Sanskrit.

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