Someone Before Us: Our Maritime Indians by George Frederick Clarke
8vo. pp. 240. 44 b/w illustrations. index. hardcover boards (spine & extremities sunned). dw. (spine & edges sunned, with three short tears to front cover, and a small surface abrasion). [Fredericton]: Brunswick Press. 1968.
Someone Before Us is the story of the Micmacs and the Maliseets, and of the French adventurers who came to tame the wild new continent and of the English, Scotch and Irish settlers who followed them and fought with them.
Dr. Clarke combined the care of an historian with the warmth of a partisan. He is a fervent friend of the Indians and a staunch advocate of their rights. He is deeply moved by their contribution to the history of Canada, and can still feel the excitement of youth in discover in some remote spot of something they left behind them, whether it be a relic found at a campsite or in the bed of a river.