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History and Renewal of Labrador's Inuit-M├ętis

by John C. Kennedy (Editor)

History and Renewal of Labrador’s Inuit-Métis is a collection of twelve essays presenting new research on the archaeology, history, and contemporary challenges and perspectives of Inuit-Métis of central and southeastern Labrador from Lake Melville south to Chateau Bay. It reports on results from “Understanding the Past to Build the Future,” a Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in partnership with the southern Labrador communities represented by the NunatuKavut Community Council. Contributing authors include veteran Labrador Studies specialists as well as e...

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Bringing Home Animals, 2nd Edition

Mistissini Hunters of Northern Quebec

by Adrian Tanner (Author)

Join us to celebrate the launch of this ISER Books classic! Thursday, November 13, 2014 7pm to 9pm Great Hall, Queen's College (210 Prince Phillip Dr. St. John's) Complimentary refreshments • Books for sale • Book signing For more information, email iser-books@mun.ca or call 709 864 3453   Bringing Home Animals is an ethnography detailing what the author learned as a result of travelli...

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French Visitors to Newfoundland

An Anthology of Nineteenth Century Travel Writings

by Scott Jamieson (Editor), Anne Thareau (Editor)

With the end of the Napoleonic Wars in the early 1800s and the renewal of French fishing along Newfoundland's "French Shore," French writers became interested in life in Newfoundland. This anthology, originally published in French and now expertly translated into English, provides an image of Newfoundland shaped over many years of writings by French voyagers — sailors and naval officers, diplomats, scientists, journalists, artists, and other visitors — who described this region and its people for their readers back in France. This collection of their accounts, besides describing the French experience of Newfoundland, captures the perception held by French visitors of Newfou...

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I Never Knowed it Was Hard

Memoirs of a Labrador Trapper

by Louie Montague (Author), Elizabeth Dawson (Editor)

I Never Knowed It Was Hard , the memoirs of Naskaupi River trapper and fiddler Louie Montague, a 77-year-old Nunatsiavut (Inuit) elder from North West River, Labrador, recounts in rich detail the way of life in "them days." Louie has travelled Labrador extensively as a trapper, hunter, prospector, and guide, and as an employee of the provincial forestry and wildlife departments. His remarkable memory and unique understanding of nature, acquired by study and first-hand experience, is complemented by his being an avid reader who constantly seeks more knowledge of Labrador and Arctic history. Here he talks about his family, trapping, hunting, caring for sled dogs, encounters with ...

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