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Date: 1906-12-28 

Description: Newspaper article about the purchase of land for a park related to Man Mound in Sauk County accompanied by a line drawing of the mound. Article clipped fro...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A row of conical mounds at Morris Park on the west side of Lake Mendota, in or near Governor Nelson State Park.

What to do if you notice a human burial site being destroyed or damaged.

Date: 1938 

Description: A field party lead by Charles E. Brown prepare to excavate the Heim effigy mound. The effigy, shaped like a fox or wolf, has been outlined by stakes. The m...

Who They Are and How to Join

Do you have an interest in protecting a particular cemetery or type of burial site? Learn why you should apply for the Registry of Interested Persons.

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

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Description: Oval burial mound at the T. Lewis Mound group in what is now Indian Mounds Park in McFarland, Wisconsin.

Date:  date unknown

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

For Properties with Burial Sites

Learn the steps to nagivate the application process to get a tax exemption under Wisconsin burial sites law.

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Description: A linear burial mound at the T. Lewis Mound group in what is now Indian Mounds Park in McFarland, Wisconsin.

Date:  date unknown

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: Drawing of Trempealeau Mounds.

Date: 1850 

Description: This 1850 survey by William H. Canfield shows the mounds near Wiegands Bay on the Wisconsin River in the Town of Merrimac, Sauk County, Wisconsin.

Photograph

Aztalan State Park

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View of the site when it was known as Aztalan Mound Park or Aztalan Mounds, near Lake Mills. There is a pavilion in the right background.

What You Can Do

Do you want to know how to protect a human burial site in Wisconsin? Learn several ways to preserve cemeteries and Native American mounds.

Map or Atlas

Map of Sauk County

Date: 1859 

Description: Map featuring various views of buildings and scenes from Sauk County.

Photograph

Excavating a Mound

Date: 1899-06-25 

Description: A group of children and adults excavating an oval mound in the Teller Group.

Read this information before planning a project inside a cemetery or mound group.

Photograph

Mound Tablet

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: View of a tablet indicating a mound site.

Date:  date unknown

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

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