"Indians" are woven into the conversations of the Settlers who live on one side of the
settlement of Northwest River. Ostensibly, these appear to be references to the Naskapi
who are on the other side--a river runs between the two communities. However, Evelyn
Plaice demonstrates that talking about "Indians" is a way for Settlers to speak of delicate,
sometimes controversial aspects of their own settlement, its history and its factions.
". . . conceptually interesting, sensitively perceptive . . . a significant contribution,
first to cultural theory, second to the study of self . . . and third to the study of
ethnicity . . ."--Jean Briggs, author of Never in Anger