River Lords: Father and Son by Amy Louise Peyton
Paperback, 170 pages, b&w photos
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Softly on the forest floor,
Tread of moccasins, no more
Can glide through dale and hill.
Tho’ tears may fall and we deplore
Their disappearance, and abhor
What causes man to kill.
How hard for us to contemplate
That wiped away a people’s fate.
From a poem by
Ernest A. Peyton
Much has been written about the early European settlers in North America, those who helped shape our destiny. They did what they thought was necessary in their day to accomplish their aims. Many suffered privations and loneliness as well as confrontations with native cultures.
The Peyton entrepreneurs, father and son, were two such early settlers. They carried on a business of fur trapping and salmon fishing on the River of Exploits in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
About the Author
Amy Louise (Anstey) Peyton is Newfoundland-born and was educated in Twillingate and New York. She married in the United States in 1943. She has lived in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, since 1946, where she settled with her husband Ernest A. Peyton, ex R.A.F., and one-time Councillor and Deputy Mayor of the town. Amy and her husband became Gander’s first florists and horticulturists. Since raising a family of five children, she has retired and turned her interest to music, creative crafts, and writing.