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TitleThis is where I live, but it's not my home : archaeology and identity in Sandwich Bay, Labrador
AuthorPace, Jessica E. (Jessica Erin), 1982-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2008. Anthropology and Archaeology
Paginationvii, 131 leaves : col. ill., col. maps
SubjectCollective memory--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sandwich Bay; Landscape archaeology--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sandwich Bay; Métis--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sandwich Bay--History;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Anthropology and Archaeology
DisciplineAnthropology and Archaeology
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador--Sandwich Bay
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 124-131)
AbstractThis research uses narratives gathered from Metis elders and data from archaeological survey to access information about the importance of abandoned traditional sites near Cartwright, Labrador to the formation and maintenance of southeastern Labrador Metis identity. The correlation between landscapes and the formation of personal and group identity is well documented in the literature concerning landscape archaeology; however, displacement is often overlooked in this context. This research tests theories related to archaeologies of landscape and memory by investigating the ways in which events that have caused displacement of the Labrador Metis from traditional villages to larger, more permanent settlements have influenced and continue to affect the formation of the Metis cultural identity. By considering the interrelated theories of landscape, memory and identity this research demonstrates that landscape not only shapes Labrador Metis group identity but is also intentionally modified by the Metis in an effort to maintain and solidify their connection to their collective past.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera2700180
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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