Peace and Friendship Treaties of Nova Scotia

"The eighteenth century agreements between the Mi'kmaq nation and Britain were, and still are, regarded by us as a form of brotherhood. When there was some injury or threat of conflict we met to exchange reassurances and renew our engagements. That is why, over several decades, one finds half a dozen or more seemingly separate treaties between the Mi'kmaq and the British Crown. The surviving documents are often incomplete summaries of meetings that typically required many days and were repeated every few years as necessary. By themselves, the documents are fragments; considered together, they constitute a great chain of agreement."

-The Mi'kmaq treaty handbook by Grand Council of Micmacs, Union or Nova Scotia Indians and Native Council of Nova Scotia, 1987, p. i.

Treaty of 1752

"The Treaty of 1752, signed by Jean Baptiste Cope, described as the Chief Sachem of the Mi'kmaq inhabiting the eastern part of Nova Scotia, and Governor Hopson of Nova Scotia, made peace and promised hunting, fishing, and trading rights."