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Title A history and ethnography of the Beothuk / Ingeborg Marshall.
Imprint Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1996.


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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 640 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations (some color)., maps, portraits
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Beothuk Indians -- History.
Ethnology -- Newfoundland and Labrador.
Newfoundland and Labrador.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Contents -- Tables, Maps, Graphs, and Sketches -- Plates -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART ONE: HISTORY -- 1 The Sixteenth Century: First Contact -- Introduction: Before Contact -- The Historic Period: Early Records of Native People in Newfoundland -- The Cabots and C�rte Real -- Other Early Sixteenth-Century Sources -- Jacques Cartier at Blanc Sablon -- Accounts by Hoare, Crignon, and Alphonse -- Descriptions by Jehan Mallart and André Thevet -- Meetings and Trade between Sixteenth-Century Fishing Crews and Newfoundland Indians
Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Expedition and an Eyewitness Account from 15942 The Seventeenth Century: Colonization, Trade, and Encroachment -- English Plans to Colonize -- John Guy Meets with Beothuk -- Henry Crout Returns to Trinity Bay -- Colonies Founded by Other English Promoters -- Failure to Convert the Beothuk -- Interaction with Seasonal Fishing Crews -- Beothuk Contact with the Dutch and French -- 3 Relations between the Beothuk and Their Native Neighbours -- Micmac Hunting and Trapping -- The Beothuk in Micmac Tradition -- Micmac in Beothuk Tradition
The Effect of Micmac Hostilities on the BeothukConflict between Inuit and Fishing Crews -- Beothuk/Inuit Conflict -- Beothuk/Montagnais Relations -- Information on Montagnais from Shanawdithit -- 4 Competition for Resources on the Coast -- Redistribution of Beothuk in the Early 1700s -- The Growth of the English Salmon Fishery -- The Beothuk's Exclusion from Salmon Rivers -- Sea Travel to Bird Colonies Becomes Hazardous -- 5 Hostilities over Hunting and Trapping -- The English Fur Business -- Beothuk and Furriers Clash -- Intermittent Small Trade with Beothuk
Factors That Prevented a Regular Fur TradeThe Growth of the English Fur Business -- The Effect of English Sealing on the Beothuk -- 6 Lieutenant John Cartwright Explores Beothuk Country -- Preparation and Exploration -- Information on the Beothuk -- A Beothuk Captive -- A Proclamation Is Issued -- 7 Intensified Conflict between Beothuk and Settlers -- Records of Hostile Acts by Beothuk -- Traditions Recorded by J.P. Howley -- Hostile Acts by the English -- Failure to Control Persisting Persecution -- Why the Beothuk Continued to Take and Damage Equipment
8 Plans to Conciliate the BeothukGeorge Cartwright's Plan for an Indian Reserve -- A Proposal by George Christopher Pulling, RN -- Chief Justice John Reeves's Endeavour -- Governor Waldegrave's Attempts at Improving Relations with Beothuk -- 9 The Capture of Beothuk to Make Peace -- Seeking Friendly Relations through Exchanges -- The Capture of Beothuk -- Captives as Conciliators -- William Cull Captures a Beothuk Woman -- Luring the Beothuk with a Painting -- Instructions to Convert Beothuk -- Records of White People Captured by Beothuk
Summary Although lengthy, this highly readable history of the Beothuk will add much to what has been meager information about the tribe which was decimated by early Newfoundland settlers in the 1800s. This history covers the period between their first incounter with Europeans to their eventural death. Since they have not existed for 160 years, had no written language, and left little impression on history, Marshall had a difficult task, but she has fulfilled it admirably.
Other Title Print version: Marshall, Ingeborg, 1929- History and ethnography of the Beothuk. Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1996