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Description: Map showing Indian mounds in Milwaukee's Second Ward from a sketch made by Increase Lapham in 1836. Streets shown on the map include 6th Street, 5th Street...

Date: 1973-06 

Description: Fifth-graders from Mayville Public School celebrate the end of the school year by running down the earthen mounds at Aztalan State Park. Teachers on the tr...

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

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...

A Guide for Archaeologists

Ensure you are complying with Wisconsin's burial sites laws.

Date: 1910-07-29 

Description: Miss Pauline Buell removes an American flag from the Vilas Circle Bear Mound following the unveiling of a historic tablet on July 29, 1910.

Want to protect a burial site and lower your property taxes at the same time? Find out how.

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...

Date: 1915 

Description: A row of conical burial mounds adjoins the Park and Pleasure Drive on the north shore of Lake Wingra (now Edgewood Drive, at the south edge of Edgewood Col...

Your Rights Under Wisconsin State Law

Are you unhappy about a decision to move or protect a human burial site? Find out the process to request an appeal.

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: 1908 

Description: Children pose on a conical burial mound at Merrill Springs, on the south shore of Lake Mendota. (also known as Merrill's Spring)

Date: 1939-05-05 

Description: Charles E. Brown poses near a historic tablet marking one of a row of conical burial mounds on the Park and Pleasure drive on the north shore of Lake Wingr...

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.

Photograph

Turtle Mound

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Description: View from roof of Forked tail turtle mound on grounds of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Map or Atlas

Frost's Woods

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Blueprint-style map of Frost Woods on the shore of Lake Monona. The map indicates the locations of Indian mounds, an Indian camp, and various plants. There...

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

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.

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: 1872 

Description: This map, which includes eastern Iowa, northern Illinois and a portion of Michigan's Upper peninsula, shows the township survey grid and identifies countie...

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