At the invitation of Holy RomanEmperor Sigismund, who granted him asafe-conduct, Huss presented himself in1414 at the Council of Constance tojustify his views. The council refused torecognize his safe-conduct, and Husswas imprisoned and tried as a heretic.Huss denied some of the beliefsattributed to him; others he refused tomodify unless convinced of their error.The council condemned his writings andsentenced him to be burned at the stake,where he died heroically. By his death hebecame a national hero. He was declareda martyr by the Univ. of Prague, and themodern Czech Protestant church claimsto continue his tradition.
HEBRONMoravian missionaries, a religious group, originating in Bohemia in the late 15thCentury, came toNain Labrador in 1771. Hebron was established in 1837 and abandoned in 1959.
Civilization is on the northward march, for the Eskimo and Indian there is noescape…The only course now open , for there can be no turning back, is to fit himas soon as may be to take his full place as a citizen in our society.”W. Rockwood, provincial director of northern Labrador affairs (late 1950s)Children in Hebron in 1959