By: MARSHALL, Ingeborg

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MARSHALL, Ingeborg. The Beothuk. St. John's, NF: The Newfoundland Historical Society, 2001. First Edition. Printed and bound by Jesperson Press. Pp. (2),3-87,(1). Maps, drawings, b&w photos and a other illustrations in the text. 8vo, photo-illustrated grey and red card covers. A history of the Beothuk people, native to Newfoundland, who became extinct in the early part of the nineteenth century. This volume focuses Beothuk traditions, as well as interrelations between the Beothuk and the Europeans arrivals, as well as with other native groups in the region. Contents : 1. Introduction. 2. Prehistory. 3. Distribution, Population Size and Social Organization. 4. Hunting, Fishing and Gathering. 5. Burial Practices. 6. Relations between Beothuk and Newcomers in the 1500s and 1600s including description of Beothuk appearance, clothing and trade ritual. 7. Relations between Beothuk and Mi'kmaq,Labrador Montagnais (Innu) and Inuit. 8. Competition for Resources with Fi shermen/Settlers including thee Beothuk's refusal to trade. 9. Lieutenant John Cartwright's Expedition into Beothuk Country including a population estimate, descriptions of conical and rectangular dwellings, caribou fences and birch bark canoes. 10. Hostilities between Fishermen/Settlers, Furriers and the Beothuk including a discussion of the Beothuk's defiance. 11. Plans to Conciliate the Beothuk including the taking of Beothuk captives, and reference to a vocabulary. 12. Meeting of Lieutentant David Buchan and Beothukat Red Indian Lake including a description of Beothuk clothing and winter dwellings. 13. Demasduit including reference to her portrait and Beothuk vocabukfkr. 14. Relations between the Beothuk and Mi'kmaq in the Early 1800s.15. William Eppes Cormack and the Boeothick Institution including informat ion on camps and caribou fences. 16. Shanawdithit including sketches of encounters with the whites, of artifacts and food items and information on Beothuk population figures, language, origin myth, belief in life after death and ritual feasts. 17. Conclusion. Very good. 25.00

Title: Beothuk

Author Name: MARSHALL, Ingeborg

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Newfoundland Historical Society, St. John's, NF, 2001, ISBN:0968080332:

Seller ID: 60710