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  Section title: Beothuk
Graphical elememt: Beothuk woman   Introduction
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One First Nation, who lived in what is now known as Newfoundland and Labrador, no longer exists. These people were known as the Beothuk. Unfortunately, little is known about the history and culture of these unique people.

The last Beothuk, a woman named Shanawdithit, died in 1829.

  Shanawdithit, circa 1825

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