Before there was industry, land claims or mass settlement in Labrador, there was Very Rough Country. This collection, the proceedings of the Labrador Exploration Symposium 2005, is an introduction to Labrador history, culture and exploration. Inspired by the centenary of Mina Benson Hubbard's journey from North West River to Ungava Bay, the symposium topic included a number of other adventurers who had tried their luck and skill against the Labrador wilderness.
This collection includes maps, photos, stories and essays. It includes the academic and traditional outlook, explorers and those whose roots are deep in Labrador: the Innu, Inuit and Metis travelers who relied on an internal map and who were drawn to explore the unknown.
Published as: Very Rough Country: Proceedings of the Labrador Exploration Symposium; edited by Martha MacDonald. Goose Bay, NL, Labrador Institute of Memorial University, 2010.
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