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Shanaditti: Last of the Beothuks

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Shanaditti, who died in St. John's in 1829, is thought to have been the last of a group of Indians called the Beothuks. Their extinction casts a shadow on Newfoundland history. Along with a self-taught archaeologist, Newfoundland poet Al Pittman explores the sites once inhabited by these tragic people, hoping to find some clues to their disappearance.

1982, 20 min 22 s