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Links of Interest

1. First Nations

Pikwakanagan First Nation, Golden Lake, Ontario -

Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Maniwaki, Quebec -

2. Other Rock Art Sites

Eastern Ontario:

Bon Echo Park, Mazinaw Lake, Ontario:

Petroglyph Provincial Park, Bancroft, Ontario:

Northern Ontario:

Missinaibi Provincial Park, Chapleau, Ontario:

Northwestern Ontario:

Agawa Rock, Lake Superior, Wawa, Ontario:

Quetico Foundation:

3. Other:

Rock Art Acoustics -

Rock Art Books - Piedra Pintada Books,

4. Ottawa River

Ottawa RiverKeepers:

Ottawa River Institute:

5. Boating/Paddlesports:

Ottawa Valley Rendezvous:

Ottawa River Waterway:

Deep River Tours: (613) 584-1793


All photography by Kelly McCann. 1960's boating photo provided by Bruce Horton.


A Bibliography for your further reading

Grant, Campbell. The Rock Art of North American Indians. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Arsenault, Daniel, Ph.D. Universite of Quebec at Montreal. Correspondence and report awaiting publication.

Arsenault, Daniel. "A Unique Pictograph Site in the Context of Political and Ideological Conflicts" in Papers of the Twenty-Seventh Algonquian Conference. Edited by David H. Pentland, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1996: 1-10.

Clement, Daniel, Ed. The Algonquins. Mercury Series, Canadian Ethnology Series, Paper 130. Hull, Quebec: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1996.

Conway, Thor. Painted Dreams: Aboriginal American Rock Art. Northwood Press, Minocqua, Wisconsin, 1993.

Crawford, Venetia and Gunda Lambton. The Wildest Rivers - the Oldest Hills: Tales of the Gatineau and Pontiac. Maitland, Ontario: Voyageur Publishing, 1996.

Desjardins, Clemence & Pierre Gosselin. "Les Dessins Prehistorique du Rocher de L' Oiseau" in La Prehistoire de L'Outaouais. Hull, Quebec: Societe d'histoire de Outaouais, 1999.

Dewdney, Selwyn and Kenneth E. Kidd. Indian Rock Paintings of the Great Lakes. Toronto, Ont: University of Toronto Press, 1962.

Kennedy, Clyde. The Upper Ottawa Valley: A Glimpse of History. Renfrew County Council, Pembroke, Ontario, 1970.

Kennedy, Clyde. "Is Oiseau (Bird) Rock Endangered?" The Ottawa Archaeologist. May 1985, Vol. 12, No. 4.

Legget, Robert. Ottawa Waterway: Gateway to a Continent. Toronto, Ont: University of Toronto Press, 1975.

Martijn, Charles. "Chapter 13, Bits and Pieces, Glimpses and Glances: A Retrospect on Prehistoric Research in Quebec", Source Unknown, Copied provided by Fred McGregor, Kitigan Zibi Anishinbeg.

Rajnovich, Grace. Reading Rock Art: Interpreting the Indian Rock Paintings of the Canadian Shield. Toronto:Natural Heritage/Natural History Inc.,1994.

Rogers, Edward S. ed. A Northern Algonquian Source Book, Papers by Frank G. Speck. New York & London: Garland Publishing Inc., 1985.

Tasse, Gilles. "Premiers Reconnaissances." In Releves et Travaux Recents sur L'Art Rupeste Amerindien by Gilles Tasse and Selwyn Dewdney. Universite de Quebec a Montreal: Collection Paleo-Quebec, 8: 38-63.

Vastokas, Joan M. and Romas K. Vastokas. Sacred Art of the Algonkians: A Study of the Peterborough Petroglyphs. Peterborough, Ontario: Mansard Press,1973.

York, Annie, Richard Daly & Chris Arnett. They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever: Rock Writings in the Stein River Valley of British Columbia. Talonbooks, 1993.

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