Bernard Assiniwi - Anthropologist and Novelist

Bernard Assiniwi

Bernard Assiniwi
July 31, 1935 - September 4, 2000

Dr. Bernard Chagnan Assiniwi was born in Montreal on July 31, 1935. His mother Eglantine cochon dit Crochu, was part white part Mohawk and Abenakwe, and his father was Leonidas Lapierre Assiniwi who was Cree. Dr. Assiniwi identified himself as Cree and his aboriginal roots are reflected in his career as a curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and 34 books published between 1971 and 1997. He passed away on September 4, 2000.

Reference Materials on Sale from

The Beothuk Saga by Bernard Assiniwi - Wayne Grady (Translator)

Indian Recipes by Bernard Assiniwi

Survival in the Bush by Bernard Assiniwi

Beothuk of Newfoundland a Vanished People by Ingeborg C. L. Marshall

All Gone Widdun by Annamarie Beckel

The Beothucks, or Red Indians, the Aboriginal Inhabitants of Newfoundland: The Aboriginal Inhabitants of Newfoundland by James Patrick Howley

Thanks to Marc Assiniwi, son of Dr. Bernard Assiniwi, for his assistance
in correcting errors which were previously published on this page.

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