Philippe Mius was first married to a Mi'kmaq woman whose name is lost to history.
His second marriage was to a Mi'kmaq woman whose name we only know as Marie.
The family of Philippe and Marie lived among the Mi'kmaq found in the communities of La Heve and Cap Sable located on the Southern Shore of Nova Scotia.
One of their daughters, Francoise Mius, whose 1st. husband is unkownn, married Réné Grand Claude, the son of Grand Claude and Marie Medosset.
He was the brother of Martin Grand Claude married to Margeurite Joseph [Lejeune], the granddaughter of Francois Joseph and Jeanne Lejeune.
Another daughter, Madeleine Mius married Jean-Baptiste Guédry, the grandson of
Claude Petitpas and Catherine Bugaret. Jean Baptiste, along with his
mother Marguerite Petitpas and the family of his uncle, Claude Petitpas married
to Marie-Thérèse all lived in the Mi'kmaq village of La Heve. Jean-Baptiste
woud be subjected to the same fate as Madeleine's two brothers and was hanged in Boston.
In 1749 or their about, their daughter, Marie Guédry now married to Germain
Lejeune fled to Cape Breton to flee the onslaught of the British iron-fist
reigning on the mainland. Marie and Germain would become one of the
founding families of the Bras d'Or Indians.
Since the initial settlement of Marie Mius and Germain Lejeune in Indian Village
in Little Bras d'Or, other lines coming down from the children of Philippe Mius
and his two wives have become intertwined with the Bras d'Or Indians over the
years. Other lines include Francoise Mius & Jacques
Bonnevie and Joseph Mius & Marie Amireau.
The wonderful wooden carving on the right of the Indian Chief captures the strength,
resolve and determination of the descendants of Philippe Mius and his two Mi'kmaq wives to reclaim their Mi'kmaq identity and cast off the
red, white and blue dust which has so often obscured the true identify of this family as well as most of the other Mi'kmaq families which make up the ancestors of the Bras d'Or Indians.