Mattie Mitchell is an almost legendary figure in Newfoundland history. A hereditary Mi’kmaq chieftain who could hunt in any territory he chose. The discoverer of Buchan’s mine. The man who guided the laplanders and their caribou herd on a perilous journery of 400 miles in a bitter Newfoundland winter. Hunter, prospector, sportsman and guide extraordinaire. He was described by one client as “without exception the greatest and most resourceful guide and woodsman I have ever known.”
One of my heroes.