Myth, Symbol, and Colonial Encounter - British and Mi'kmaq in Acadia, 1700-1867 is a slim volume by Jennifer Reid, a professor of religion at the University of Maine. Reid maintains that the history of Micmac-white relations in the Maritimes is a history of alienation. This alienation can best be understood through the perspective of religion. She draws heavily on literature produced by the colonizers - colonial legislative records, anthropological studies of the Mi'kmaq, 18th and 19th century promotional literature and sportsmen's accounts.
Stones and Switches is the first novel by the late Mi'kmaq writer Lorne Simon. The story is set in Atlantic Canada during the Depression with a young Mikmaq man named Megwadesk as the central character. The young man must face an internal struggle as he is caught between the values of Christian beliefs and Mi'kmaq traditional culture. With the story set during the terrible years of the Depression, the characters struggle against poverty, racism, epidemics, and the forces of good and evil. Includes glossary and pronunciation guide for Mi'kmaq words.