The Great LakeMistehay Sakahegan - The Great Lake

The Beauty and Treachery of Lake Winnipeg

Author: Frances Russell

Lake Winnipeg is truly, as the Cree called it, Mistehay Sakahegan - ­ The Great Lake. Larger than Lake Ontario, the hub of North America's heartland, Manitoba's great lake helped determine the shape of Canada. And throughout its long history, few have been unaffected by its beauty and its treachery.

This beautifully illustrated book begins with the geology of Manitoba's great lake and traces its fascinating history through the lives and legends of its people, from the first humans to see its enormous glacial ancestor to the thousands who vacation about its shores every year.