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A history and ethnography of the Beothuk

Author: Ingeborg Marshall
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2009], ©1996.
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The Beothuk were the aboriginal inhabitants of Newfoundland. After years of decline, they were finally wiped out in 1829, when Shanawdithit, the last of their people, died. This work combines archive  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Livre électronique (Descripteur de forme)
Ressource Internet (Descripteur de forme)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ingeborg Marshall
OCLC Number: 757044621
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 15 janv. 2009).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part 1 History: the sixteen century - first contact; the seventeenth century - colonization, trade, and encroachment; relations between the Beothuk and their native neighbours; competition for resources on the coast; hostilities over hunting and trapping; Lieutenant John Cartwright explores Beothuk country; intensified conflict between Beothuk and settlers; plans to conciliate the Beothuk; the capture of Beothuk to make peace; Lieutenant Buchan's efforts to make contact; Micmac and Montagnais versus Beothuk - the final phase; the captive Demasduit; 1822-1827 - The Boeothick Institution; Shanawdithit. Part 2 Ethnography: position of Beothuk in Newfoundland prehistory; distribution and size of the Beothuk population; aspects os social organization; food consumption and subsistence economies; tools and utensils, hunting and fishing techniques; appearance and clothing; Mamateeks and other structures; Birchbarch canoes and other means of transportation; Beothuk world view and belief-related practices; burial places and mortuary practices; fighting methods and peace tokens; the Beothuk language; concluding discussion.
Responsibility: Ingeborg Marshall.


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"The essential and standard reference on the Beothuk." Tony Hall, Globe and Mail "A fascinating book ... It is an excellent example of the craft of the historian in bringing together information from Read more...

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