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Photograph

Elk Mound

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Elk Mound.

Date: 1908 

Description: Children pose on a conical burial mound at Merrill Springs, on the south shore of Lake Mendota. (also known as Merrill's Spring)

Date:  date unknown

Description: Children sit atop a conical burial mound in a farmyard at Merrill Springs, on the south shore of Lake Mendota. (Also known as Merrill's Spring.)

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: This map is pen and watercolor on paper and shows a profile and geological sections of the Blue Mounds, Hollow Run, Bogies Hollow Run, Bear Creek, East Bre...

Date: 1939 

Description: Burl Briggs (far left), and unknown companions pose near a linear burial mound on Picnic Point on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Date: 1864 

Description: This map is pen and pencil on paper and shows a profile of the Blue Mound and East Blue Mound.

Historical Essay

First Peoples

The History of Paleo-Indians in Wisconsin

Learn about the Paleo-Indians who first inhabited the Wisconsin territory and the archaeological excavations that have revealed their culture.

Date: 1939 

Description: Burl Briggs (right), and an unknown companion pose behind a linear burial mound on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Date: 1872 

Description: This map, which includes eastern Iowa, northern Illinois and a portion of Michigan's Upper peninsula, shows the township survey grid and identifies countie...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A large burial mound near the south side of Governor Nelson State Park.

Date: 1851 

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

Date: 1935 

Description: Members of the Wisconsin Outing Club watch the excavation of a burial mound at the Outlet group in 1935.

Photograph

Man Mound

Date:  

Description: Elevated view of Man Mound outlined in chalk looking south. A road bisects the legs of the effigy mound. A small outbuilding can be seen at left in the for...

Map or Atlas

Procession of Mounds

Date: 1876 

Description: A sketch map of the procession of Indian mounds on the two ridged field sites in Grant County.

Photograph

Man Mound House

Date: 1933-07 ca.

Description: Front view of Man Mound House with trees and a walkway, which leads to the front door. The walkway appears to be on a mound.

Date:  

Description: Largest platform mound in Trempealeau as seen from the north.

Want to know if there might be cemetery or Native American mound group on your property? The Society may have the answer

Date: 1941 

Description: This pictorial map shows sites related to Indian legends, mounds, and trails in the Chain O' Lakes region in southwestern Waupaca County, Wisconsin.

Date: 1939 

Description: A man poses behind a large conical Native American burial mound near the center of Picnic Point on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: This pictorial map of Dunn County, Wisconsin, from the 1970s depicts historical events that occurred in the county. It shows cemeteries, churches, schools,...

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