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

Author(s): Amanda Crompton; Lisa Rankin

Year: 2014

Summary

From the sixteenth through to the eighteenth century, the French were increasingly drawn to southern Labrador to extract marine resources. Through accidental, incidental, and purposeful encounters, French and Inuit became linked together in an increasingly dense set of connections. The French colonization of southern Labrador was not a steady process of the imposition of domination. Rather, this colonization should best be conceived of as an untidy process, dictated by individual desires and motivations. Nor was the process of colonization unidirectional- while the French certainly had an impact on the Inuit, the reverse is no less true. We will explore the ways in which the contact period in Labrador changed and altered French adaptations.

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We Know You’re Up There: French Perspectives on Inter-Cultural Engagement in Southern Labrador. Amanda Crompton, Lisa Rankin. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436806)

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): SYM-27,04