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Working Within the Boundaries of Cemeteries and Mound Groups

Do you need to disturb a cemetery or mound group? Planning to build, plant, or work in a cemetery or Native American mound group? Read this first.

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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.)

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Description: A group of men pose atop a conical burial mound on the south shore of Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin. (also known as Merrill's Spring)

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Description: Ink and watercolor of prehistoric mounds near the mouth of Haigs Creek and the Scioto River.

Historical Essay

First Peoples

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

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: This map is pen and watercolor on paper and shows a profile and geological sections of the Apple River, Little Otter Creek, Woods' Branch, Bonners' Branch,...

Date: 1864 ca.

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

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Description: Drawing of Trempealeau Mounds.

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: This map oriented with north to the upper left shows railroads, creeks, post offices, smaller lakes, Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Wingra, Lake Waubesa,...

Learn more about this list of known human burial sites in Wisconsin.

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.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Historic site marker to commemorate Man Mound and to mark Man Mound Park. The inscription reads "Man Mound Park. Mound located and platted by W.H. Canfie...

Date: 1919 

Description: Narrow red lines show principal secondary highways. Green circles shows points of historical interest. Green triangles show Indian mounds and Indian villag...

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: 1861 

Description: This map shows townships and sections, landownership, roads, railroads, rural residences, schools, churches, and topography. Also included are inset maps o...

Photograph

Mound at Round Lake

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: Three men and four children stand on top of a mound near Round Lake.

Date: 1850 

Description: Map showing Indian mounds and graves as well as ground cover types at Township 8, Range 22. There is an inset diagram of an effigy mound labeled "The Cross...

Photograph

Indian Mound

Date: 1894-05-11 

Description: South side view of an Indian Mound with a fence in front of it.

Learn about the procedures for handling publicly-owned or abandoned burial sites.

Photograph

Turtle Mound

Date: 1942-09-28 

Description: Elevated view of turtle mound on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

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