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Indian Legend Map of Lake Mendota | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society

Map or Atlas

Indian Legend Map of Lake Mendota

Indian Legend Map of Lake Mendota | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society
Hand-drawn, watercolor and ink, map of Lake Mendota. Locations and many small figures appear around the shore with explanations referring to Indian legends. Some of the drawings include people, horses, birds, a flying skull, huts, rabbits, beavers, waterfalls and fish. Some of the legends are "Man Who Killed and Ate the Spirit Raccoon," "Spirit Horses on Horse Hill," "Flying Skull," "Big Beaver," Girl Whose Lover Went to War," Rattlesnake Myth," Wakanda Loses Lake," Wakanda Annoyed by Rabbit," "Thunderbird Roost" and Girl Who Married a Sky Man." Some locations include White Eagle Village, Den of Water Spirits, Maple Bluff, Cheenuck Village, University village, Picnic Point Bay, Picnic Point, Second Point, Eagle Heights, Merrill Wishing Spring, Pheasant Branch Peenah, Fox Bluff, Camp Wakanda and Lost Lake.
DESCRIPTION
Hand-drawn, watercolor and ink, map of Lake Mendota. Locations and many small figures appear around the shore with explanations referring to Indian legends. Some of the drawings include people, horses, birds, a flying skull, huts, rabbits, beavers, waterfalls and fish. Some of the legends are "Man Who Killed and Ate the Spirit Raccoon," "Spirit Horses on Horse Hill," "Flying Skull," "Big Beaver," Girl Whose Lover Went to War," Rattlesnake Myth," Wakanda Loses Lake," Wakanda Annoyed by Rabbit," "Thunderbird Roost" and Girl Who Married a Sky Man." Some locations include White Eagle Village, Den of Water Spirits, Maple Bluff, Cheenuck Village, University village, Picnic Point Bay, Picnic Point, Second Point, Eagle Heights, Merrill Wishing Spring, Pheasant Branch Peenah, Fox Bluff, Camp Wakanda and Lost Lake.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:85412
Creation Date: 1941
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Map Collection
Genre:Map or Atlas
Original Format Type:drawings
Original Format Number:H GX9028 M53 H
Original Dimensions:21.9375 x 14.8125 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The map was prepared by one of Charles E. Brown's students to accompany his booklet "Lake Mendota Indian Legends. Prepared of the use of Students. University of Wisconsin. Summer Session. Charles E. Brown, Chief, State Historical Museum, Madison, Wisconsin, 1927." A copy of this booklet is filed with the map.
SUBJECTS
Rabbits
Clothing
Dwellings
Housing
Winnebago Indians
Wisconsin
Maps
Lakes
Shorelines
Springs
Beavers
Birds
Fishes
Horses

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