A History and Ethnography of the Beothuk

A History and Ethnography of the Beothuk

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Following their extinction, the Beothuk came to be viewed as a people whose origins, history, and fate were shrouded in mystery. On a quest to sort fact from fiction, Ingeborg Marshall, a leading expert on the Beothuk, has produced an elegant, comprehensive, and scholarly review of the history and culture of the Beothuk that incorporates an unmatched amount of new archival material with up-to-date archaeological data. The book is beautifully and extensively illustrated with maps, portraits, photographs of Beothuk artifacts, burial sites, and camps, and a set of drawings by Shanawdithit. A History and Ethnography of the Beothuk is a compelling story and an indispensable reference tool for anyone interested in the Beothuk or Native peoples of North America.As with other renewable resources in Newfoundland, the English were quick to make use of seal. ... hunt for deer [caribou], beaver, otter, bear, martin, fox and seals on whose flesh they feed for the greatest part of that season.aquot;43 The English also produced seal oil, which was eminently saleable and soon became the basis of a profitable business; in 1720, Ap2, 000 sterling worth was exported to England.

Title:A History and Ethnography of the Beothuk
Author:Ingeborg Marshall
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 1998-05-01


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