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Indian Mound

Date: 1894-05-11 

Description: East side view of an Indian Mound (Big Grave).

Date:  date unknown

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

Photograph

Mound Marker

Date: 1930 ca.

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

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: 1914 

Description: Ceremony for erecting tablets on the Observatory Hill Mounds performed by University of Wisconsin summer session students.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Field with contours, and two mounds.

Date:  date unknown

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

Date:  

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

Photograph

Aztalan State Park

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Field prior to the park's reconstruction, with a fence in the foreground.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: At the Aztalan Indian Mounds a group of people are standing on a hillside in the background. In the foreground are corn shocks.

Photograph

Bear Effigy Mound

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of bear effigy mound outlined in chalk at Lake Koshkonong.

Date: 1851 

Description: Diagram of an effigy mound in the shape of a cross.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Tapes and pins mark the locations of Native American corn hills in what is now Governor Nelson State Park.

Date:  

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

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: 1873 

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

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.

Historical Essay

Cast Iron Effigy Mound Model

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Cast iron Wisconsin effigy mound model in the shape of a "trunk and arms of a man", designed by Increase A. Lapham, c. 1875. (Museum object #1975.8.12)

Photograph

Aztalan State Park

Date:  

Description: View of Aztalan State Park site when it was called Aztalan Mound Park.

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Linear Mounds

Date: 1905-08 

Description: A visitor takes in the sight of three linear burial mounds at the Sure-Johnson mound group south of McFarland, Wisconsin.

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