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Learn about the state and federal laws that protect burial sites, Native American mounds, and other places where human remains are buried.

For Properties with Human Burial Sites

Do you own a human burial site in Wisconsin? Learn about your rights and responsibilities under state law.

Date: 2016-01-12 

Description: Save the Mounds demonstration around the Capitol Square against Assembly Bill 620. Two men holds signs that read: "Wingra, Kapenga, Brooks, where are your...

Date: 1800 after

Description: This map on two sheets shows a group of ancient mounds near the southeast corner of the city of Beloit and a group of ancient mounds north of Rockton Stati...

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.

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,...

Date: 1939 

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

Date: 2016-01-12 

Description: Save the Mounds demonstration around the Capitol Square against Assembly Bill 620. View of the protesters on the Capitol grounds, with many of the people h...

Date: 1914 

Description: Ceremony for erecting tablets on the Observatory Hill Mounds performed by University of Wisconsin summer session students.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Field with contours, and two mounds.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Tapes and pins mark the locations of Native American corn hills in what is now Governor Nelson State Park.

Date: 2016-01-12 

Description: Save the Mounds demonstration around the Capitol building against Assembly Bill 620. Three blankets displaying Native American designs are being used to ke...

Map or Atlas

Baraboo Map

Date:  date unknown

Description: Map of Baraboo and its surroundings, showing the ancient mound city, the water power, and thoroughfares, drawn by William H. Canfield. Canfield includes sk...

Photograph

Aztalan State Park

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Field prior to the park's reconstruction, with a fence in the foreground.

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,...

Date: 1963 

Description: The marker notes Man Mound Park by the Wisconsin Archeological Society, Sauk County Historical Society and the Landmark Committee, W.F.W.C.

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

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: 1851 

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

Map or Atlas

Madison Wisconsin

Date: 1945 

Description: This maps shows roads, railroads, parks, recreational areas, Lake Wingra, Lake Monona, and part of Lake Mendota. The map includes pictorial images that de...

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