Wonderful Power: The Story of Ancient Copper Working in the Lake Superior Basin

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Wayne State University Press, 1999 - History - 286 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

List of Figures
9
2
21
3
28
What Has Particularly Recommended Their Labors to Me
45
Of Heaps of Rubble and Earth along the Courses of the Veins
81
Implements Ornaments and Objects of Faith of Great Variety
113
6
123
They Must Have Been Numerous Industrious and Persevering
139
7
146
Wonderful Power
183
8
215
Some Native Copper Artifacts
227
Notes
253
References
261
Index
277
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About the author (1999)

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

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