Queen Marinette - Spirit of Survival on the Great Lakes Frontier is
a new book by Beverly Hayward Johnson, published by White Water Associates, Inc., and
distributed by Clearcut Recordings. This historical biography tells the remarkable story
of Marinette Chevalier, a French and Native American woman who lived during the early half
of the 1800s.
Marinette ran a trading post located near the mouth of the Menominee River
and gained a reputation far and wide as an intelligent, competent, and respected
businesswoman. The manner in which she handled the extraordinary challenges in her life,
helps to explain how she became a legend in her own time and the namesake for the city and
county of Marinette, Wisconsin, and why contemporaries called her Queen Marinette.
This handsome book is thoroughly documented and indexed, and enhanced by its many
illustrations, some of which were specially commissioned for the project. Ancestry charts,
family photographs, and detailed descriptions of a few of Marinette's descendants add
further value to the narrative.
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(ISBN 0-9648524, paperback, 7 x 9 inches, 92 pages + front/back matter)