Storytelling has always been a big part of our culture.   It is a significant building block in understanding who we are and where we came from, about our ancestors, the culture and how they lived. Unfortunately and particularly as it relates to the Beothuck, we have very few recordings of the stories.  The following are the exception.

Stories Retold by Matthew Howse

Matthew Howse holds a Master's degree in Folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland.  He currently operates Broken Books in downtown St. John's.  In the spring and summer of 2011 Mr. Howse  travelled throughout the island collecting stories about the Beothuk. He retells four of these in the recordings below (included with permission)

 (click on the graphic to listen)

by Matthew House

by Matthew Howse

by Matthew Howse

by Matthew Howse


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This year’s NLAS lecture and AGM will take place on Monday, November 20th at UC-3018, The Landing, Smallwood University Centre, MUN St. John’s Campus. Doors will open at 6:45 for a 7pm start for the lecture followed our AGM meeting.
Our lecture this year is titled “Beyond the Trowel: New Approaches in Archaeological Methodology” and will feature MUN Archaeology Graduate students James Williamson, speaking on his experience in 3D modeling and drone photography, and Allan Wolfrum, speaking about geophysical survey work.
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Beyond the Trowel: New Approaches in Archaeological Methodology

November 20, 2017, 7:00pm - November 20, 2017, 9:00pm

Mark your Calendars, the NLAS AGM for 2017 will be held on November 20, 7-9 pm on the MUN campus. Our theme will be Beyond the Trowel: New Approaches in Archaeological Methodology - FURTHER DETAILS ON...

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