Laughing WhitefishBook - 2011
Laughing Whitefish is an engrossing trial drama of ethnic hostility and the legal defense of Indian treaties. Young Lawyer William (Willy) Poe puts out a shingle in Marquette, Michigan, in 1873, hoping to meet a woman who will take him seriously. His first client, the alluring Charlotte Kawbawgam, known as Laughing Whitefish, offers an enticing challenge -- a compelling case of injustice at the hands of powerful mining interests. Years earlier, Charlotte's father led the Jackson Mining Company to a lucrative iron ore strike, and he was then granted a small share in the mine, which the new owners refuse to honor. Willy is now Charlotte's sole recourse for justice.
Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2011.
Branch Call Number: FIC TRAVER, ROBERT
Characteristics: xxiii, 220 p. ; 23 cm.