Great Stories of Freshwater Sailing

  From the Native water monster who raised canoe-killing storms to thousand-foot cargo ships, sailing on the Great Lakes has inspired autobiography, folk song, poetry, drama, and fiction about some of the most beautiful, most dangerous, waters in the world. […] Read More

The Women’s Great Lakes Reader

Offers accounts of women lightkeepers, Natives, fur traders, cooks on sailing vessels, missionaries, and fearless women travellers who wrote of their journeys on the lakes from 1789 to the present. Listed by the Michigan Department of Education as one of […] Read More

A Little History of My Forest Life

The autobiography of a Chippewa-Scots woman from Madeline Island in Lake Superior. The child and grandchild of fur traders, Eliza Morrison describes Metis culture, and her travels by boat, dog sled, and on foot. She gives a 19th-century woman’s view […] Read More

Kaskaskia Illinois-to-French Dictionary

Edited by Carl Masthay For about 300 years a major, overwhelmingly dense document in an Algonquian language now identified as “Kaskaskia Illinois” remained unworked on and thus unpublished so as to be usable. It was first found in the early […] Read More