Praise for "La Pointe"
The new "La Pointe: Village Outpost" contains a foreword by Thomas Vennum, Jr., of the Smithsonian Institution, who concludes: "Ross closes his book, worrying that 'the importance of the village has probably been overemphasized.' Not so, Hamilton! The Island's role in the fur trade alone earns its place in history. Indeed, the exploration and opening up for settlement of the entire Upper Midwest depended on this far-flung 'outpost.' This reprint of Ross's history should serve future generations interested in the rich history of one small corner of the Northwest."