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Aboriginal Peoples: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage __ "The province of Newfoundland and Labrador today is home to four peoples of Aboriginal ancestry: the Inuit, the Innu, the Micmac and the Metis." Here you will find history and cultural information about all four including society, arts and government. - illustrated - From Memorial University of Newfoundland -

Anglicans in Newfoundland and Labrador __ Report-style accounts of the role the Anglican Church played in the settling of Newfoundland and Labrador. 
Canadian Genealogy and History Links - Newfoundland __ A compilation of resources and links related to the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. - From Jessica Veinot - 

Category:History of Newfoundland and Labrador __ Index of articles related to Newfoundland and Labrador history found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia -

History of Newfoundland and Labrador __ " The first known European settlers in Newfoundland go back to the year 1001 when the Vikings came from Iceland to Greenland and then to Baffn Island, Labrador and Newfoundland. They called the land "Markland" or "Land of Forest" and settled in L'Anse aux Meadows. This site probably only lasted for a few years." A concise overview of the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. - From -

History of Newfoundland and Labrador __ Learn about "history by accident."  A nice read. - From -  

Labrador History __ The earliest recorded date in this history is 'about 6095 BC;' the last is 1949 when Labrador (with Newfoundland) joined the Canadian Confederation as Canada's tenth province. - 

Newfoundland Act __ Document by which Newfoundland was made a province and admitted into the Union - From William F. Maton -

Newfoundland and Labrador Constitutional Documents __ You can trace the constitutional, legal and political history of Newfoundland and Labrador. - From W.J.McLean -

Publications of the Newfoundland Museum - A Century of Armed Conflict __ From the time Sir Humphrey Gilbert annexed Newfoundland to England in 1583 until Lt. Col. Amherst's victory at Fort William, the island was in a perpetual defense mode. This was partly because of its strategic position between Europe and the New World, and partly becasuse of its rich fishing resources. This is an excellent place from which to get the details of battles and conflicts. There is a good timeline of Newfoundland's military involvement from 1662 - 1763. -

Rejection of Confederation with Canada, 1865-1874 __ Report style account of Newfoundland's 1869 rejection of Confederation and the events leading up to the vote. -


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