Wonderful Power (Paperback)

The Story of Ancient Copper Working in the Lake Superior Basin (Great Lakes Books)

By Susan R. Martin

Wayne State University Press, 9780814328439, 296pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1999

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Hardcover (5/1/1999)

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Native Americans in the Lake Superior basin mined copper and traded it beyond the area. They directed white settlers to copper lodes and explained the mineral's significance and "wonderful power." This work examines the archaeological record to relate the story of this prehistoric industry.

About the Author

Susan R. Martin is an assistant professor of archaeology and anthropology at Michigan Technological University.