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Title Letter from a Montagnais Indian [manuscript]: to the Hudson’s Bay Company Post, Mingan [Québec], 1861
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Originally one leaf (46 cm.); top half contains description from Henry Youle Hind: "Letter sent in to the Hudson Bay Co. Post at Mingan (Gulf of St. Lawrence - Labrador) by a Montagnais from ’the Woods.’ H.Y.H. 1861."
Names Hind, Henry Youle; Hudson Bay Co.
Places Mingan, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Keywords trade, fur trade, trading post, language
Theme First Nations of Canada; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Trade and Indian Economies
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Subarctic, Arctic
Language Montagnais
Additional Information Contains three and a half lines of pencilled text in Montagnais syllabic characters.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 1634
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue