Labrador Inuit with Moravian missionary, ca. 1819
Governor Hugh Palliser supported the establishment of Moravian mission stations at Labrador. He hoped a Moravian presence would reduce mounting hostilities between the Inuit and Europeans.
Watercolour by Maria Spilsbury. “Moravian Missionary Conversing with the Eskimos at Nain, Labrador.” Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (C-124432).