Who were the Beothuks?


The Beothuks were the native inhabitants of the island of Newfoundland at the time of European contact in the 15th and 16th centuries. They are now extinct as a separate ethnic group, but their descendants are found in communities across the island.

2nd Answer

The Beothuks were a clan which had a population of less than a thousand. However, the Fench and English settlers and explorers fought with them, and because the settlers had guns and more effective weapons than the Beothuk, they killed off much of the population of the Beothuk. It was indeed an unfortunate time for them because it didn't end there. Soon enough they began to suffer from several diseases brought to the New World by the Europeans. That left them to the last clan member who a few months later died from tuberculosis.