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Moccasin Tracks

A Memoir of Mi'kmaw Life in Newfoundland

By John Nick Jeddore
Categories: Indigenous Studies, Autobiography/biography/life Writing, Newfoundland And Labrador Studies
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Series Number: 77
Paperback : 9781894725248, 208 pages, July 2015

The remarkable memoirs of Mi’kmaw elder John Nick Jeddore, who recounts a lifetime of following in his ancestors’ footsteps.


  • Winner, Peter Cashin Prize 2016
  • Short-listed, Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award 2017


John Nick Jeddore’s richly detailed memoir begins when he was a boy in the 1920s and 1930s. His historical account makes a major contribution to our understanding of life “on the country” and in Conne River, Bay D'Espoir, as well as what it was like to be confined to a tuberculosis sanatorium and to serve overseas in the Forestry Service during WWII. John Nick recounts a lifetime of following in his ancestors’ footsteps and reflects on his attempts to reconcile that heritage with a changing social and cultural world. His book will serve as an important legacy for many generations of scholars and general readers.


"An unsentimental record of a life lived, of a Conne River Indian who respects the tradition he was born into and recognizes its vulnerability to a newer age…Jeddore’s senses are finely tuned. "

- Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award Jury