Isle Royale has a rich history, from it’s volcanic start to it’s mining use by prehistoric native people, to it’s part in the 1783 treaty between the United States and Great Britain. Isle Royale was later a booming copper mining and logging location, the island exploited for it’s resources. There were once small communities living on the island. The island was also once used as a hunting lodge and Caribou were released on the island. It was a popular resort and vacation destination, the island renowned for it’s healing powers.