Labrador Inuit with Moravian missionary, ca. 1819
Moravian missionaries arrived at Nain, Labrador in 1771 to convert the Inuit to Christianity. It was the first Christian mission to Inuit people in what is now Canada.
Watercolour by Maria Spilsbury. “Moravian Missionary Conversing with the Eskimos at Nain, Labrador.” Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (C-124432).