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History and Renewal of Labrador's Inuit-Métis

Edited by John C. Kennedy
Categories: Indigenous Studies, Anthropology/ethnography, Archaeology, History, Newfoundland And Labrador Studies
Series: Social and Economic Papers
Series Number: 32
Paperback : 9781894725156, 288 pages, November 2014

Table of contents

List of Figures and Tables vii

Acknowledgements x

Contributors xiii

1 Introduction | John C. Kennedy 1

2 Inuit Settlement on the Southern Frontier | Lisa Rankin 38

3 Exploring the Communal House Phase in
Sandwich Bay | Phoebe Murphy and Lisa Rankin 62

4 Big Men, Big Women, or Both? Examining the
Coastal Trading System of the Eighteenth-Century
Labrador Inuit | Amelia Fay 75

5 The Many Habitations of Pierre Constantin:
The French Presence in Southern Labrador in
the Early Eighteenth Century | Amanda Crompton 94

6 The Inuit-Métis of Sandwich Bay: Oral Histories
and Archaeology | Laura Kelvin and Lisa Rankin 120

7 The Story of William Phippard | Patricia Way 135

8 “I, Old Lydia Campbell”: A Labrador Woman
of National Historic Significance | Marianne P. Stopp 155

9 “. . . That Between Their Church and Ours There Is
Hardly Any Difference”: Settler Families on Labrador’s North Coast Join the Moravian Church | Hans J. Rollmann 180

10 “We Don’t Have Any Klick or Spam in the House—
How About a Piece of Boiled Salmon for Lunch?”:
Country Food in NunatuKavut | Gregory E. Mitchell 215

11 Identity Politics | John C. Kennedy 241

12 Conclusions | John C. Kennedy 263

Index 267


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 emerging scholars. Many of their findings challenge longstanding assumptions about Labrador’s Aboriginal history.