The Mi'kmaq (also Míkmaq, Micmac, Mi'gmaq) are a First Nations people indigenous to northeastern New England, Canada's Maritimes, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. The word Mi'gmaw is the singular form of Mi'gmaq. The Nation has a population of about 20,000 of whom approximately one-third still speak the Algonquian Mi'kmaq language, which was once written in Mi'kmaq hieroglyphic writing and is now written using most letters of the standard English alphabet. In the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, October is deemed Mi'kmaq History Month and the entire Nation celebrates Treaty Day annually on October 1st.
There is a plaque on LaRose's grave at the Creston Cemetery. It was placed there by the Girl Scouts and marks her grave as the "only marked Indian grave" in Lake Co. Indiana.
Peter Surprise and his wife LaRose Taylor had the following children:
Unknown Surprenant -- (born about 1820 in Chesterfild, NY; died before 1834 in Chesterfield
Unknown Surprenant -- born about 1822 in Chesterfield, NY; died before 1834 in Chesterfield.
Unknown Surprenant -- born about 1824 in Chesterfield, NY; died before 1834 in Chesterfield Sarah (Sally) Surprenant (Surprise) -- born in 1827 in L'Acadia, Quebec, Canada; died after 1870
Unknown Surprenant -- born in 1828 in Chesterfield, NY; died there the same year
Unknown Surprenant -- born in 1830 in Chesterfield, NY; died there the same year Henry Surprise -- born on 1 Dec 1832 in Chesterfield, NY; died 18 Jan 1923; buried in Creston Cemetery Harvey Surprise -- born 24 Dec 1834 in IN; died 15 Jul 1910 in Buffalo, KS Oliver E. Surprise -- born 1 Dec 1839; died 10 Oct. 1931 Lovina Surprise -- born 1 Dec 1842 in Pleasant Grove, IN; died 6 Jun 1927 in Buffalo, KS Alvina Surprise -- born 1 Dec 1842 in Pleasant Grove, IN; died 1926 in Cedar Lake, IN
Elizabeth Surprise -- born in 1844; died in Buffalo, KS
Armenia Surprise -- born in 1848; died in 1901 in Cedar Lake, IN William Surprise -- born 1 Dec 1852 in Pleasant Grove, IN; died 10 Feb 1918 in Lowell, IN