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Mikmaq Glooscap statue.

Glooscap: 40-Foot-Tall Indian

Field review by the editors.

Millbrook, Nova Scotia

A pre-Bunyan Bunyan, Glooscap is the hero of Mi'kmaq creation stories, giving his people the canoe and fire -- hence the torch held by the statue -- and creating Five Islands in the Bay of Fundy by turning himself into a giant beaver and slapping the ocean with his tail.

Glooscap was said to be so huge that he used Prince Edward Island as a pillow.

After the 40-foot-tall fiberglass Glooscap statue was unveiled in 2005, visitors quickly noted that viewing him from the side turned his half-raised non-torch arm into something that resembled a Bunyan-size willy. The designers, AtlantexCreativeWorks, had to amputate the arm at the elbow, then reattach it in a different position.

Glooscap: 40-Foot-Tall Indian

Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre

65 Treaty Trail, Millbrook, NS, Canada
Hwy 102 exit 13A. Drive east, then turn onto Treaty Trail. The statue is on the east side of the road, behind the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre. Statue is only accessible through the museum, but it can be partly seen from the road.
M-F 8-5, Sa-Su 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Museum $6.
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