The Beothuk are the aboriginal people of the island of Newfoundland. They were Algonkian-speaking hunter-gatherers who probably numbered less than a thousand people at the time of European contact. The Beothuk are the descendants of a Recent Indian culture called the Little Passage Complex.
The Beothuk often acquired metal objects like these by visiting abandoned European fishing posts. Reworking the metal, the Beothuk were able to construct their own traditional hunting tools which included arrowheads and harpoon tips.
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