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Virginia Soetebier




Virginia Soetebier

1720 Minnesota Ave.
Duluth, MN 55802

Virginia Soetebier is a lifelong resident of the Northwoods. She is the author of two books describing life in the Great Lakes region. Sweetwater Sea Saga is her personal account of forty years of sailing upon Lake Superior, the great "Inland Sea." Her second book, Woman of the Green Glade: The Story of an Ojibway Woman on the Great Lakes Frontier, is a historical novel that chronicles the life of Ozhaguscodaywayquay, a strong Native American woman who played a pivotal role in the northern Great Lakes frontier in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Ms. Soetebier spent two years of her own youth on an Indian Reservation in Wisconsin. Later in life, her sailing brought her to many of the places that figured prominently in the life of Ozhaguscodaywayquay.

Ms. Soetebier is available for readings, talks illustrated with slides, and book signings.


1. From LaPointe to Longfellow: Ozhaguscodaywayquay and the Song of Hiawatha.
2. In the Footsteps of Ozhaguscodaywayquay: Scenes from Woman of the Green Glade.
3. The Story of an Ojibway Woman on the Great Lakes Frontier: A Reading by the Author.
4. Forty-five Years of Sailing on the Great Inland Sea.


1. For speaking engagements, the author requests reimbursement for travel expenses and an honorarium is appreciated whenever possible.
2. Invitations to speak should be extended to the visiting author.
3. The author's books published by McDonald & Woodward will be available for sale on site, either through the author or the sponsoring organization; contact us at 1-800-233-8787 for further information about buying our books.