An early settler tries to investigate Aztalan in 1838.

Visit to Aztalan, 1838


Recollections by William Sterling in old age of his visit in 1838 to the ancient Indian village at Aztalan, Wisconsin, as reported to Dr. C. V. Porter. Both his fascination with the origin of the mounds and his methods, though we now consider them heavy-handed and insensitive, are typical of his time. To see a typed version of any page, click the "Page & Text" button.


Related Topics: Early Native Peoples
Mississippian Culture and Aztalan
Creator: Sterling, William T., 1808-1903.
Pub Data: Unpublished manuscript in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (SC2344).
Citation: Sterling, William T. "Visit to Aztalan, 1838." Unpublished manuscript in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (SC2344). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=6; Visited on: 11/22/2014
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