History Detectives

Course #: HI124-BR

Extinction of the Beothuk

Databases (useful for all cases for this course)

America History & Life

Web of Science


Early Canadiana Online

For citation you can refer to the Chicago Manual of Style online

Secondary sources to help you get started

Native People of Newfoundland and Labrador - historiographical essay by by Olaf U. Janzen, Professor of History Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Marshall, Ingeborg.A history and ethnography of the Beothuk.Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press 1996

Primary Sources for this case

Beothuk an Micmac, Speck, Frank Gouldsmith, 1881-1950

The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 01 Author: Hakluyt, Richard

The Beothucks, or, Red Indians : the aboriginal inhabitants of Newfoundland - Howley, James Patrick

Narrative of a journey across the island of Newfoundland [microform]by Cormack, W. E. (William Epps), 1796-1868

Louis Riel: Secondary/Primary Sources

iPortal: Indigenous studies research tool - guide for Louis Riel

Riel's defence: perspectives on his speeches

Debate on Louis Reil [i.e. Riel] speech by Mr. J. J. Curran, M.P., in the House of Commons, Ottawa, on Monday, the 15th of March, 1886.

The Queen vs. Louis Riel, accused and convicted of the crime of high treason report of trial at Regina.-Appeal to the Court of Queen's Bench, Manitoba.-Appeal to the Privy Council, England.-Petition for medical examination of the convict.-List of petitions for commutation of sentence, Ottawa

Reminiscences of a bungle, by one of the bunglers, and two other Northwest Rebellion diaries Macleod, R. C., 1940-Edmonton : University of Alberta Press c1983

Canadian illustrated news -- Articles on the Red River Rebellion, 1870