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Learn how cataloged human burial sites in Wisconsin are given greater protection under Wisconsin State Law

Date: 1873 

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

Learn about the benefits of cataloging a human burial site, from property tax exemptions to membership on the Registry of Interested Persons.

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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: 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...

Historical Essay

First Peoples

Learn about the Paleo-Indians who first inhabited the Wisconsin territory and the archaeological excavations that have revealed their culture.

Photograph

Mound Tablet

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: View of a tablet indicating a mound site.

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.

Learn about the procedures for handling publicly-owned or abandoned burial sites.

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

Date: 1892 

Description: Topographical map of Madison and surrounding communities which include Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Waubesa and Lake Kegonsa. The red dots on the map sh...

Photograph

Mound Marker

Date: 1936 

Description: View of the panther intaglio effigy mound marker, located on Highway 106 West. The text on the marker reads, "Indian Intaglio Effigy; Panther Type, Length...

Date: 1851 

Description: Map of a portion of Merton including the Bark River, a mill, Fort Hill, and Indian mounds.

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.

Date: 1905 

Description: View across top of platform mound on the crest of a high hill. Trees are on the left and right. In the background below is the Mississippi River.

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: 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: 1914-10 ca.

Description: A woman wearing a sash stands between two American flags behind a memorial that reads, "Indian Mounds: One of several groups of prehistoric burial. Linear...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Historic site marker to commemorate Man Mound and to mark Man Mound Park. The inscription reads "Man Mound Park. Mound located and platted by W.H. Canfie...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Map of prehistoric mounds near the Big Kanawha River.

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