Increase Lapham's scholarly book on Wisconsin's effigy mounds, 1855
The Antiquities of Wisconsin by I.A. Lapham
In 1849, Increase Lapham proposed to the American Antiquarian Society an extensive survey of ancient remains in Wisconsin. He carefully plotted and described the numerous evidences of Indian habitation, including Aztalan, before white settlement had destroyed many of Wisconsin's mounds. Lapham's work was published by the Smithsonian Institution in 1855, and was filled with maps, lithographs, and descriptions of the earthworks and mounds he located. The letters he wrote while researching it, including many written from the field at the end of the day's work, are presented elsewhere on the Turning Points site.
Early Native Peoples|
Mississippian Culture and Aztalan
Effigy Mounds Culture
|Creator: ||Lapham, Increase Allen
|Pub Data: ||Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1855
|Citation: ||Lapham, Increase Allen. The Antiquities of Wisconsin (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1855).
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