Please we just want to trade... how about we just be friends?
The Europeans arrived in Newfoundland and wanted to trade with the Beothuk people. The Beothuk people did not agree.
We have dead people in the hut beside you i´d run. We do not want to trade, now leave.
Since the Beothuk people didn't want to compromise with the Europeans, the Europeans decided to capture Shawnadidiht, her mother and sister
Shut your mouth and go.
LETS GO GIRLS!
Shawnadithits father attempted to save her mother, her sister, and herself. This ended horribly when the father drowned.
HELP! im drowning.
Now that we brought you back to St. John's we want to give you gifts.
After the British gave the woman their gifts they then returned them back to where they had first captured them.
Shawnadithit's sister and mother both passed away and had no contact to other family.
A British man named William Cormack realized that Shawnadithit was the last of her people and tried to record her culture and traditions, but it was all too late due ti she was already dying of Tuberculosis . She died in 1829.