The stories of the Huron, Miami, Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Chippewa tribes in the years before contact with European settlers
Indians of the Western Great Lakes, 1615–1760 is an ethnographic study of five tribes of the region: Huron, Miami, Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Chippewa. Author W. Vernon Kinietz based this study on a survey of contact-era accounts from archives in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Chicago, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Washington, DC.
W. Vernon Kinietz holds degrees from The University of Michigan and the University of Chicago. He has written and edited numerous books on the American Indian. Long unavailable, The Indians of the Western Great Lakes was first published by the Museum of Anthroplogy of The University of Michigan.