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We Know You’’re Down There: Inuit Perspectives on Inter-Cultural Engagement in Southern Labrador

Author(s): Lisa Rankin ; Amanda Crompton

Year: 2014

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Inuit peoples colonized southern Labrador by the sixteenth century, drawn at least in part by the desire to obtain European materials from seasonally and later permanently resident French colonists. Traditionally, archaeologists have framed the Labrador Inuit story with reference to the ethnographic and archaeological record. Although documentary evidence exists, it is generally considered biased and used sparingly. A re-evaluation of this evidence using social history should enable a much more coherent understanding of Inuit and French entanglement, actions, and the localized power shifts between Inuit and French in the eighteenth century.


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We Know You’’re Down There: Inuit Perspectives on Inter-Cultural Engagement in Southern Labrador. Lisa Rankin, Amanda Crompton. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436805)


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PaperId(s): SYM-27,03

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America