Portrait of Demasduit, 1819

Portrait of Demasduit, 1819
A group of fur trappers captured Demasduit, who was Shanawdithit's aunt, on 5 March 1819 near the Exploits River. She lived in white society for less than a year before dying of tuberculosis on 8 January 1820.

Watercolour by Lady Henrietta Martha Hamilton. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (C-087696), Ottawa, Ontario.

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