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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.


Ancient Aztalan

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of one of the Indian mounds at Aztalan State Park. Steps lead up to the top of the mound from the right, and a tall fence is behind i...



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.

Date: 1864 

Description: This map is pen and watercolor on paper and shows profile and geological formation of Blue Mound and location of Arnold’s Hotel and Brigham Lead Mines.

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

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:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of three views from Aztalan State Park; Indian Mound at sunset, pottery, and a fence.

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.

Date: 1873 

Description: A map of the township of Primrose from the "Atlas of Dane County."

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.

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...

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

Date: 1910 

Description: A sightseeing party wanders among cows and Native American burial mounds near the popular picnic area at Merrill Springs, on the south shore of Lake Mendot...


Mound at Trade Lake

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Three men and two women sit on top of a mound near Trade Lake.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: This map is pen and watercolor on paper and shows a profile and geological sections of the Spensley Break, James Break, Wisconsin River, and Little Bear Cr...

Date: 1839 ca.

Description: A chart showing the geological cross-section and the height above the surrounding landscape of several locations, such as Platte Mound in Wisconsin, and th...

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...


Aztalan State Park

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the southwest pyramidal mound in Aztalan State Park as it appeared after restoration. A figure stands on top of the mound.

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: 1930 

Description: View of an Indian mounds marker on the St. Croix River.

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