Blood Red Ochre is a fantasy novel set in Newfoundland in the historical past and the present. Author Kevin Major creates two parallel storylines in alternating chapters. David is a fifteen-year-old high school student who has just learned that his father is not really his biological father. In the next chapter readers meet fifteen-year-old Dauoodaset, an early 19th century Beothuk youth. The love interests are a contemporary but mysterious classmate named Nancy, and the teenage Shanawdithit. David and Nancy make a key discovery while doing research on the Beothuk on Red Ochre Island. Past and present meet at the conclusion of this suspenseful novel. The tragic history of Newfoundland's Indigenous people is highlighted in this novel that brings home the message of overcoming Canada's historical racism.