Illustration of Innu men, 1863
Illustration of Innu men, 1863
The Innu are an Algonkian-speaking people whose homeland (Nitassinan) is the eastern portion of the Québec-Labrador peninsula. Alongside the Innu, three other distinct Aboriginal groups used land and resources at Newfoundland and Labrador from the 16th through the 19th centuries – the Inuit, Beothuk and Mi'kmaq. Although each group had a distinct history of contact with Europeans, they shared in common an almost complete lack of interactions with government officials until the 20th century.

Drawn by W. G. R. Hind, chromolithographed by Hanhard. From Henry Youle Hind, Explorations in the Interior of the Labrador Peninsula: The Country of the Montagnais and Nasquapee Indians, Vol. 2 (London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1863) 96.
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