In his 1993 article Archaeology, History, and the Beothuks, Ralph Pastore, in reference to Howley’s book wrote: “For forty years he collected published works, maps, newspaper accounts, government documents, personal papers and oral traditions pertaining to the Beothuks. The result was his monumental collection, The Beothucks or Red Indians (1915).“
The Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society invites you to attend our Symposium In Honour of the 100th Anniversary of James P. Howley’s book, “The Beothucks or Red Indians”.
In 1915, James P. Howley published what is still regarded as one of the most important works on the Beothuk. This symposium will gather some of the foremost Beothuk research specialists in archaeology, history, and historic site tourism, to introduce Howley’s book and discuss the contributions that this volume has made to our understanding of the Beothuk people and culture.
We welcome everyone to celebrate this special milestone in Newfoundland and Labrador archaeology with us. Stay tuned as we announce our full roster of panellists over the coming weeks!
FREE PUBLIC EVENT. All are welcome. Wheelchair accessible.
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:40 p.m. Seating is limited.
There will be a 20-minute intermission at the end of the symposium before we begin our Annual General Meeting. The public is welcome to stay and attend our brief AGM from 8:50 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
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This would have been an interesting talk to take in nonetheless-regret not attending. I personally have nothing but respect and admiration for James Patrick Howley, and his mentored students such as R. S. Dahl, and of course the countless Newfoundland Mi’kmaw-Montagnais guides, such as Joe Bernard and John Barrington, both of PHR, PB-Le Cornu (The Horn) (Conne River), FB, who he hired on his exploratory trans-island geological surveys. I have no doubt that Gerald Penney of GPALT and Laurie Maclean of Burnside Heritage Foundation gave exceptionally interesting and passionate speeches on the topic. His life and work are without question or doubt worth commemorating.
Thanks, it was a great evening.