tours - virtualMadeline Island cemetery This old cemetery on Lake Superior's Madeline Island houses the remains of prominent Ojibwe leaders and other early residents. Ojibwe graves are often marked with crosses or spirit houses, some of which are barely visible (low to the ground) at the far end of the cemetery. The canal opposite the graveyard runs in a course used for centuries for trade and travel, though the presence of luxury boats in the water reveals that traditional pursuits and fur trading have taken a back seat to tourism in recent decades. A parking lot, just discernible beyond the trees to the left of the cemetery, sits on a spot that probably once housed a Jesuit mission and school that were influential in the early days of French-Indian contact on Madeline Island. For more information, read our feature story about Madeline Island.