Thursday, December 29, 2011

Newfoundland's Greatest Frontiersman

This Christmas, my Mom gave me a copy of the book "Mattie Mitchell: Newfoundland's Greatest Frontiersman." Actually, I should say she got everyone a copy: my brother, his kids, and my kids. The book is a collection of reminiscences of Marie Sparkes, grand-daughter to this remarkable Mi’kmaw. As it says in the book's description: "Now, for the first time, Mattie Mitchell's legendary deeds are revealed in full, comprehensive detail." I've already flipped through it a bit, and I'm looking forward to sitting down and learning more about him.