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A Face in the Rock: The Tale Of A Grand Island Chippewa
Eight miles long and four miles wide, Grand Island lies off the south shore of Lake Superior. It was once home to a sizable community of Chippewa Indians who lived in harmony with the land and with each other. Their tragic demise began early in the nineteenth century when their fellow tribesmen from the mainland goaded them into waging war against rival Sioux. The war part ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Island Press
(first published 1995)
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This was an interesting historical account of the original Indian inhabitants of Grand Island in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. A Face in the Rock is more meaningful for those who have made the trip to this beautiful island. The water is crystal clear and the lack of tourists are surprising. Kyle and I actually took a kayaking trip to near by Pictured Rocks which provides breath-taking sites all along the coast of Lake Superior. If you are interested in the outdoors or just love to go to the beach ...more
Such a great story! So glad its been told. Fascinating to think that perhaps one of the most beautiful, untouched by man, places left in the continental USA has a recorded human history that dates back to the 17th century and yet is so simple and understandable.
I especially liked the way a Grand Island secret ends up in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Hiawatha and then comes back to Gand Island. Who needs the Internet to get one's message blared to the masses?
Loren R. Graham is Professor Emeritus of History of Science in MIT's Program in Science, Technology and Society. Professor Graham received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and a Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from Purdue University in 1986. Professor Graham specializes in the history of science and the study of contemporary science and technology in Russia. His Science, Philosophy, and Human ...moreMore about Loren R. Graham...