The Beothuk Saga, Assiniwi, Bernard; Grady, Wayne. Published by McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2000. First Edition. 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall. 351 pp. with a Beothuk Lexicon, bibliography and map. Black boards, silver spine titles. Volume is in mint, unread condition; unclipped jacket in fine condition with lightest of top edge ruffling.
In The Beothuk Saga, Cree author Bernard Assiniwi combines history, ethnology, and a multi-generational epic story-line to tell the story of Newfoundland’s now-extinct Beothuk people. Assiniwi traces the rise and fall of the tribe that settled Newfoundland during the time of the Vikings. Dr. Assiniwi, was a member of the Cree nation and famed in Canada for studies of its native peoples and for the monumental Histoire des Indiens du Haut et du Bas Canada (1974). 2647/3468 $20