The great fur trade entrepôt of the upper Great Lakes during the French and British colonial periods, Fort Michilimackinac is also the most intensively excavated French site in the United States.
To read about Fort Michilimackinac and other sites of interest in northern Michigan,
France at Mackinac: A Pictorial Record of French Life and Culture, 1715-1760, by Eugene T. Petersen (Mackinac Island State Park Commission, Mackinac Island, Michigan, 1968).
Fort Michilimackinac, 1715-1781: An Archaeological Perspective on the Revolutionary Frontier, by Lyle M. Stone (Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, 1974).
Excavations at Fort Michilimackinac: 1978-1979, the Rue de la Babillarde, by Donald P. Heldman and Roger T. Grange, Jr., Archaeological Completion Report 3 (Mackinac State Historic Parks, Mackinac Island, Michigan, 1981).
Craft Industries at Fort Michilimackinac, 1715-1781, by Lynn L. Morand, Archaeological Completion Report 15 (Mackinac State Historic Parks, Mackinac Island, Michigan, 1994).