Jacques-Pierre Peminuit Paul

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Jacques-Pierre Peminuit Paul with medal from Pope Pius IX, 1856
Grand Chief Jacques-Pierre Peminuit Paul (3rd from left with beard) meets Governor General of Canada, Marquess of Lorne, Red Chamber, Province House, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1879

Jacques-Pierre Peminuit Paul was a Grand Chief of the Mi'kmaq who lived at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. He was most well known for his shamanic abilities.[1][2]

On 15 September 1856, Paul was confirmed as grand chief by Archbishop William Walsh at St. Mary's Basilica (Halifax), receiving a medal from Pope Pius IX and a written endorsement from the Lt. Governor, Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant.[3]

In 1879, Paul met with the Governor General of Canada, the Marquess of Lorne, in the Red Chamber, Province House, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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  1. ^ Canadian Biography On Line
  2. ^ Election For Chief of The Micmacs At Shubenacadie. The Berwick (Nova Scotia) Register Wednesday, June 2, 1897
  3. ^ Canadian Biography On Line

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