Lake of the WoodsMagical, Mysterious Lake of the Woods



Authors: Heather Robinson & Melinda McCracken


By well-known Toronto writer Heather Robertson and the late Melinda McCracken, this lavishly illustrated history begins with the geology of the lake and presents an in-depth look at the region's complex history.


Robertson, for example, provides evidence that, rather than being a heroic adventurer, La Verendrye was in fact a nefarious slave trader, at least partly responsible for more than a century of regional violence.


Also included are chapters on the aboriginal, fur trade, settlement, industry and recreational histories.


The lake's moods and seasons are beautifully captured with superb contemporary photographs, archival paintings and the alluring work of Walter J. Phillips. Maps of the lake and black and white illustrations round out this visually stunning book.