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Beothuk (Red Indian) Culture and History

As a complement to our Beothuk language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Beothuk tribe and their society. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Beothuk Websites

Beothuk Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Beothuk Indian language.
Beothuk Culture:
    Fact sheet for kids about the history and culture of the Beothuk or Red American Indians.

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History and Ethnography of the Beothuks:
    Anthropology book providing a good overview of all that is known about Beothuk culture and history.
The Last of the Beothuk: A Canadian Tragedy:
    Biography of Shawnadithit, the last surviving Beothuk Indian woman.
The Red Ochre People: How Newfoundland's Beothuck Indians lived:
    Picture book for children about the Beothuk Indian culture.
All Gone Widdun * A Deadly Distance * The Beothuk Saga * River Thieves * The Beothuk Expedition * Riverrun:
    Historical novels about Shawnawdithit and the Red Indian/Beothuk people.
The Beothuk of Newfoundland * The Beothuk * * The Beothucks or Red Indians * Vanished Peoples:
    Extinction: the Beothuks of Newfoundland:
    Older books of Beothuk history and anthropology.
The Vinland Sagas:
    Tale of the Vikings in Newfoundland and their contact with the Skraeling Indians.
The Viking Discovery of America:
    Archaeological excavation of the location of the Norse settlement at L'Anse Aux Meadows.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Beothuks and Native Americans in general.

Beothuk History and Society

The Beothuks:
    History, maps, artifacts, and lifestyle of the Beothuk Indians.
Subarctic Peoples Map * First Nations at the Time of European Contact:
    Maps showing the original location of the Beothuks and their neighborig tribea in Canada.
    History of the Beothuk tribe in Canada.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Beothuks:
    Online exhibit of Beothuk tools and artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Beothuk Tribe * The Beothucks * Beothuks of Newfoundland:
    Beothuk culture and customs.
Beothuk History:
    Tribal history of the Beothuks.
The Beothucks, or Red American Indian Tribe:
    Complete text of the 1914 Beothuck ethnography.
History of the Red Indians of Newfoundland:
    Anthropology text on the Red Indian people.
Beothuk Drawings * Shanawdithit's Drawings:
    Red Indian pictures and a map drawn by Shanawdithit, the last Beothuk.
Beothuk Subsistence Economy:
    Anthropology article on the way of life in two Beothuk communities.
History of the Beothuk People:
    Talk on Beothuk-white relations given by Ingeborg Marshall of the Beothuk Institute.
Beothuk Tribe History:
    Early 20th century articles on the Beothuk tribe.
Religious Beliefs of the Beothuks:
    Traditional Beothuk religion, with pictures of jewelry and grave items.
Beothuks Refuge:
    History and timeline for the Beothuk tribe.
Beothuks of Newfoundland:
    Historical article on the demise of the Beothuks.
Indians 101: Newfoundland Natives and Early European Invaders:
    Article on the colonial history of Newfoundland.
Early Origins of the Beothuk:
    Archaeology paper on the Beothuk culture and the Little Passage Complex peoples.
Beothuk Institute:
    Organization educating Newfoundlanders about the Beothuk people.
Beothuk Music:
    Audio file of the only recorded Beothuk song.
Shawnadithit (Nancy April) * Demasduit (Mary March) * Nonosbawsut, Red Indian Chief and Hero:
    Interview with Shanawdithit * Shanawdithit Obituary:
    Biographies of Shanawdithit, Demasduit, and Nonosbawsut, the last of the Beothuk Indians.
Mysteries of Canada: Beothuck Indians * The Beothuk of Newfoundland * Beothuk and Mi'kmaq:
    The Beothuck Indians * Beothuk History in Newfoundland:
    Essays about Red Indian history and the genocide of the Beothuks.
Markland and Helluland * Vinland Sagas * L'Anse aux Meadows * Skraeling:
    The Viking voyage to Newfoundland and Norse interactions with the Skraelings (Red Indians).
The Micmac and the Red Indians:
    Viking and Beothuk (Red Indian) roles in Micmac oral history.
DNA Deepens Newfoundland's Beothuk Mystery * Beothuk DNA in Living Families:
    Articles on genetic connections between the Beothuk, Mi'kmaq, and Innu First Nations people.
Beothuk Resources:
    Beothuk Indian tribe timeline and links.

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Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Bibliography for the Beothuks * Beothuk Bibliography:
   Beothuk reference pages.
   Wikipedia: Beothuk * The Beothucks * Red Indian Tribe * Beothuk:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Beothuk.
   Beothuk Resources * Beothuk Theme Beothuk Links * Beothuk Tribe * Red Indian History * Beothuk:
   Beothuk link pages.
  Les Amérindiens Beothuks du Canada * Les Béothuks:
   Information on the Beothuks in French.
  Pueblo Beothuk:
   Information on the Beothuks in Spanish.

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