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Photograph

Charles E. Brown

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Charles E. Brown. Brown as an archeologist primarily responsible for saving more than one hundred Indian mounds from destruction...

Date: 1930-04-15 

Description: Outdoor group portrait of the Logan African Expedition, Berriche, Algeria. Six men and a toddler crouch or kneel in the foreground. Behind them men, and on...

Photograph

Turtle Effigy Mound

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Description: A turtle effigy mound on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, outlined by melting snow.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Field Trip

Take a field trip to the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison! Students will learn about Wisconsin archaeology, the fur trade, and native people.

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Description: Drawing of Trempealeau Mounds.

Date: 1948-08-10 

Description: Bonnie Butler, 4525 Winnequah Road, is looking at old Indian bones uncovered by road digging machinery that cut into the edge of a mound in Frost Woods whe...

Date: 1918-08 

Description: Man with a shovel standing in a ditch in front of two graves discovered on Bascom Hill during preparation to place the Abraham Lincoln monument circle. The...

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

Date: 1851 

Description: Diagram of an effigy mound in the shape of a cross.

Date: 1915-05-04 

Description: Elevated view of a double water spirit effigy mound 4 miles south of Stockbridge near Appleton. The spirit has no head but the necks unite.

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Description: Tent covering the excavation site of the bones of extinct bison. Milo Mickelson and Lester Giesler stand in the doorway of the tent.

Borrow a traveling exhibit about community life in a Native American village 500 years ago.

Photograph

Trench at Medfoun

Date: 1929 

Description: Men excavating a trench in the escargotiere (snail midden) at Medfoun. Brahim is in the trench and Shabane is standing with the shovel. A screen and piles...

Historical Essay

Hopewellian Human Figurine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Human figurine fragment made of non-tempered, smoothed clay, c. 100 - 200 A.D., found at Pine River site, Richland County, WI (Museum object #2004.5.1)

Date: 1953 

Description: Stone displaying ancient writing. The rock was on the grounds of International Harvester's Phoenix Proving Grounds. Opened in 1947, the proving ground wa...

Historical Essay

Oldest Toast in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Charred bread slices recovered from the Alden's Corners archaeological site in Dane County, Wisconsin. (Museum object #2002.211.1,3,5)

Date: 1916 

Description: In 1916, it was estimated that 15,000 Indian mounds had formerly existed in Wisconsin. In the early 20th century, the Wisconsin Archaeological Society surv...

Photograph

Indian Petroglyphs

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Norb Bybee shoots a self-portrait with his camera of petroglyphs that are carved in the face of a rock shelter near Gullikson's Glen.

Photograph

Bison Bones

Date: 1936-10-09 ca.

Description: Bones of a bison still in the earth as found.

Photograph

Intaglio

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Intaglio, the only one still in existence in Wisconsin. There is a car on the road in the background.

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