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Oneota cultivated fields near Lake Winnebago.

Indian Garden Bed


This photograph, taken about 1912 by Charles E. Brown, shows cultivated fields untouched by white settlers. Now known as the Eulrich Site, a mile from the shore of Lake Winnebago (in Vinland Township, Winnebago County), it was investigated by archaeologists in the mid-1960's and attributed to the Oneota Culture. This culture flourished ca. 1,150 to 1600 A.D. from eastern Wisconsin to the Missouri River, and is thought to be the immediate predecessor to modern tribes. These fields were presumably cultivated by the ancestors of the Ho-Chunk, who had long occupied the vicinity when Europeans arrived in the 17th century.

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Related Topics: Early Native Peoples
Mississippian Culture and Aztalan
Creator: Brown, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1872-1946.
Pub Data: Original photograph in the visual materials collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (image id 27951)
Citation: Brown, Charles E. "Indian Garden Bed." Original photograph in the visual materials collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (image id 27951). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=919; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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