Bernard Assiniwi was a member of the Cree nation who devoted his life to studying and writing about Canada's native people. He lived near Ottawa and worked at the Museum of Civilization. He is the author of fifteen books, including La Saga des Beothuks, which was published in French in 1996, and won the Prix France-Quebec Jean-Hamelin.
The Beothuk Saga
Bernard Assiniwi; Translated by Wayne Grady
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
This astounding novel fully deserves to be called a saga. It begins a thousand years ago in the time of the Vikings in Newfoundland. It is crammed with incidents of war and peace, with fights to...