Memories of Newfoundland
mummers - Mummers.... Plays (also known as mummering) are seasonal folk plays performed by troupes of actors known as mummers or guisers (or by local names such as rhymers, pace-eggers, soulers, tipteerers, galoshins, guysers, and so on), originally from the British Isles (see wrenboys), but later in other parts of the world.
SANTU AND HER SON. JOE TONEY. Santu, 59, was a full-blood native of a tribe which called itself Osayana. The name is also known among the Micmac as Osayana. With her father she left Newfoundland at about the age of ten, or a little less, and removed to Nova Scotia, where she passed her early womanhood. Her mother was a Micmacwoman, one of the band who lived in New-foundland. She died, it seems, when Santu was quite young. A\hen Santu grew up, she married a Mohawk and spent part of her time in Ne