It only took 250 years for these people to become extinct after European
contact. This is their story. Try out the games you can play to see how much
you've learned at this very nice website, too!
The Beothuk of Newfoundland
"Although Shanawdithit was the last known Beothuk, others probably survived
for a while after her death. But with her burial, the Beothuk effectively
became extinct as a race." There weren't that many of them to start with,
and they didn't last too long once Europeans landed on Newfoundland. Get the
The Beothuks or Red Indians: The Aboriginal Inhabitants of Newfoundland
The information on this site was gathered over a period of 40 years and
published in 1914 by James P. Howley. It's not everything he could gather up
about the Beothuk Indian tribe but there is a considerable amount of text to
go through. There is a section showing and explaining 10 sketches by
Shanawdithit, the last surviving Beothuk.
Beothuck Nation - http://ctct.essortment.com/beothucknation_rmiw.htm
Simple article by PageWise. Will pop up new windows when you try to leave.
Beothuk - http://www.dickshovel.com/beo.html
Compact history of the Beothuk until their extinction in 1829.
History of the Beothuk - http://www.mun.ca/rels/native/beothuk/beohist.html
A talk given by Ingeborg Marshall at the launch of her book "A History and Ethnography of the Beothuk," in 1996.
The Extinction of the Beothuk Indians - http://vt.essortment.com/beothuksnewfou_rcmr.htm
Short article from PageWise. Will open more windows when you try to leave.
Who Were the Beothuk Indians? - http://txtx.essortment.com/beothukindians_rmrx.htm
Brief essay by Essortment. Pops up more windows when you try to leave.