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My Indian (Paperback)

My Indian By Mi'sel Joe, Sheila O'Neill Cover Image
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In 1822, William Epps Cormack sought the expertise of a guide who could lead him across Newfoundland in search of the last remaining Beothuk camps on the island. In his journals, Cormack refers to his guide only as "My Indian."


Now, almost two hundred years later, Mi'sel Joe and Sheila O'Neill reclaim the story of Sylvester Joe, the Mi'kmaw guide engaged by Cormack. In a remarkable feat of historical fiction, My Indian follows Sylvester Joe from his birth (in what is now known as Miawpukek First Nation) and early life in his community to his journey across the island with Cormack. But will Sylvester Joe lead Cormack to the Beothuk, or will he protect the Beothuk and lead his colonial explorer away?


In rewriting the narrative of Cormack's journey from the perspective of his Mi'kmaw guide, My Indian reclaims Sylvester Joe's identity.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781550818789
ISBN-10: 1550818783
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Publication Date: April 30th, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English

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