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For Properties with Human Burial Sites

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

Photograph

Effigy Marker

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Turtle Effigy mound marker on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. There is a metal plaque on a small formed block. An image of the mound is on the...

Date: 1935 

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

Date: 1864 ca.

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

Postcard

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:  date unknown

Description: A small group of men, some of them carrying bags, walk in a field among effigy mounds.

Date: 2009 

Description: Watercolor of a Native American burial site. Reconstructed stratigraphy and cross-section representative of effigy mounds at the Nitschke Mound group.

Date:  

Description: View of a rock with an engraved plate reading, "Group of prehistoric Indian burial mounds and Winnebago village site. Marked by the Delavan Woman's Club -...

Date: 1908 

Description: Reverend F.M. Gilmore, Professor W.E. Leonard, and Charles Brown relax on a burial mound on Fox Bluff near Lake Mendota.

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1911-06 

Description: A field party of members of the Wisconsin Archaeological Society visit an effigy mound at Big Bend. The men are dressed in suits and hats.

Date: 2016-01-12 

Description: Save the Mounds demonstration around the Capitol building against Assembly Bill 620. Demonstrators holding flags and standards wait to enter the Capitol.

Date: 2016-01-12 

Description: Save the Mounds demonstration around the Capitol Square against Assembly Bill 620. View from behind Joanne Jones of the Ho Chunk Nation, speaker, standing...

Date: 1909 

Description: A horse grazes near Native American burial mounds on the Dividing Ridge between Lakes Monona and Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin. The mounds, and the ridge th...

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.

Photograph

Cemetery

Date: 2013-10 

Description: A grove of trees growing behind a line of gravestones at Forest Hill Cemetery, and what may be an effigy mound. Fallen leaves are on the grass.

Date: 1903 

Description: This maps shows what may be Ho Chunk Native American burial mounds. Also noted on the map is the Fox River, the Doty homestead, stockade embankment, the We...

Date: 1933 

Description: Blue print and blue line print maps that show local streets, Nakoma Country Club, part of Lake Forest, and part of Lake Wingra. A legend is included that s...

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 2009 

Description: Watercolor of a Native American burial site. Generalized cross-section and stratigraphy of a typical Late Woodland effigy mound in Wisconsin.

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