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Known to be used as a Spiritual site as early as 1700.
The brook that flows near by should also be considered as a component of the site and is said to have curative powers as “ Holy Water”. Walking Sticks, as a testimony to those cured at the site, are alleged to be at at the site.
The Cross is regarded as a sacred spiritual site, predominately by the Miawpukek Mi’kmaq and secondary by other Mi’kmaq outside of Miawpukek
The Cross was first documented early in the 20 th century by two Roman Catholic Priests; Archbishop Michael F. Howley and Father Thomas F. Power
Dr. Howley first published reference to the Cross in 1908. He wrote, “There is a deep wooded gorge, at the bottom a brook. The bed of the brook is loose rocks and boulders. There is no path on either side and the accent up is both difficult and dangerous. After 400 –500 feet above sea level the mountain spreads out for miles. One of the bare patches visible is a rude of a cross of large size, stones 10 – 20 lbs each, as if fashioned like a giant rosary. No one alive can tell when it was made or how, for there are no stones anywhere within miles, of a similar kind from which it was made, and no means by which they could have been brought to the site. The Cross is held in great veneration by the Mic-Mac Indians.”
In 1983 Gerald Penny Wrote; “ Melvin Jeddore of Conne River, a recent visitor to the Cross, notes that if you pick up one of the rocks lying there you will find a hollow or a depression under it where it has been worn down – because of the wind I guess. Now, it must have taken a long time to do that.”