FITZHUGH, Lynne D.
Title: Labradorians : Voices from the Land of Cain. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Breakwater Books, St. John's, NF, 1999, ISBN:1550811487 1999
ISBN Number: 1550811487 / 9781550811483
Seller ID: 95094
FITZHUGH, Lynne D. The Labradorians : Voices from the Land of Cain. (St. John's, NF) : Breakwater, (1999). First Edition. Pp. (5),[vi]-xiii,(1),-507,(5) + 16 pages of b&w photos. 8vo, black paper-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine.
"Labrador is one of North America's best kept secrets and last great uncorrupted wilderness areas, a land until recently hidden from the modern world beyond the mountains of Quebec and the ice-choked currents of the North Atlantic above Newfoundland. Oblivious to its stark beauty and ignorant of the then-abundance of fish, fur, and forest within 800 miles of coastline to his north, 16th century explorer Jacques Cartier dismissed it as 'the land God gave to Cain'. This is the story of the people who settled there, Aboriginal and European, the sons of Cain, children of Eve, or simply adventurers. It is the story of the mixed-race culture they forged by hand under some of the harshest conditions encountered by puioneers anywhere on earth.
The story-tellers are the Labradorians themselves, and they are masters of the craft. Few writers could duplicate the unerring sense of humour, pathos, and irony that emanates naturally from their artless tales. The author has woven these into profiles of Labrador's dominant mixed-race communities and their seminal component - the Innu, Inuit, and European Settlers - People whose first New World encounters took place on the shores of Labrador a millenium ago." -from the dj.
1. The Land God Gave to Cain;
2. The Straits;
3. North of Chateau; 4. Paradise;
6. The Moravian Coast;
7. Grande Baie des Esquaimaux;
9. The Journey to Goose.
With notes, bibliography and index.
Very good in dustjacket. 50.00