The Last Beothuk
Inspired by True Events Long after Demasduit’s skull has been stolen from her grave, and years after Shanawdithit has died, one Beothuk and his family survive. Bursting out of the pages of Newfoundland history appears Kop, the last true Beothuk.
When all the other members of his tribe are exterminated by the Europeans, Kop seeks revenge against the Unwanted Ones. Hidden among the Bear Clan of the Mi’kmaq, the Beothuk strikes back. Follow Kop on his trail of defiance against the European marauders upon his Island. See what becomes of a man who has nothing to lose or live for. Stay with him on a hundred trails and sit with him across the smoke of a hundred campfires. You will not only weep for The Last Beothuk-you will cheer him on as he pushes back against the Unwanted Ones.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
A wonderfully lyrical novel of the last two Beothuks, Kop and his daughter. Kop survives vicious attacks by the Europeans who continuously invade their lands and kill his people. Is it possible that Kop married into the Mi’kmaq tribe and the Beothuk blood was carried on? The Last Beothuk was voted as the winner of the first annual NLREADS.