Mattie Mitchell: Newfoundland's Greatest Frontiersman

Paperback | November 15, 2011

byGary Collins

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An adventure story from award-winning author Gary Collins: Newfoundland's Favourite Storyteller!<_o3a_p>

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"There is a feeling that comes to one who goes unafraid into the wilderness. For the very few who experience it comes a sense of belonging; of being a fragile part of the mysterious whole; of profound peace; of wanting never to leave," says Gary Collins in describing the inspiration that overtook him when he penned the final pages in this, the biography of Mattie Mitchell, a hunter, trapper, and guide of Mi'kmaq descent whose daring feats became known worldwide, but which history books somehow forgot.<_o3a_p>

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In researching the life and times of Mattie Mitchell, critically acclaimed author Gary Collins (author of the award-winning What Colour is the Ocean?) gleaned much insight on his subject from the diary and other personal papers of Marie Sparkes, granddaughter to the remarkable Mi'kmaq woodsman. Now, for the first time, Mattie Mitchell's legendary deeds are revealed in full, comprehensive detail.<_o3a_p>

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In 1998, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador recognized Mattie Mitchell's contribution to the growth and prosperity of the province by opening its Mattie Mitchell Prospectors Resource Room. In 2001, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada recognized Mattie Mitchell as a person of national historic significance. In 2005, a plaque in Mattie Mitchell's honour was placed in Gros Morne National Park.<_o3a_p>

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An adventure story from award-winning author Gary Collins: Newfoundland's Favourite Storyteller! "There is a feeling that comes to one who goes unafraid into the wilderness. For the very few who experience it comes a sense of belonging; of being a fragile part of the mysterious whole; of profound peace; of wanting never to leave," says...

Gary Collins was born in a small, two-storey house by the sea in the town of Hare Bay, Bonavista North. He finished school at Brown Memorial High in the same town. He spent forty years in the logging and sawmilling business with his father, Theophilus, and son Clint. Gary was once Newfoundland's youngest fisheries guardian. He managed ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:227 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.57 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Flanker PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:192688101X

ISBN - 13:9781926881010

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