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|Rochester to Burlington Mounds - Lapham
The plank road leading from the city to Rochester and Burlington, on the Pishtaka River,1 passes near this great group of ancient mounds. Many of them
are on the line of another road, and are levelled from time to time by the inhabitants in working out their road tax, without regard to the sacred deposits they
contain; and in a few years, all traces of them will be gone for ever. This spot was probably the common cemetery for the neighboring tribes, and not their
place of residence. Its situation, on the level ground back from the river and bluff; and at the head of a deep and narrow ravine, may be adduced as an
evidence of this. The fact that seven bodies were buried in one mound apparently at the same time, and three or more in another, seems to indicate that
many died simultaneously by some calamity. 1 Or Fox River of the Illinois
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Subsequently to my visit to this locality, Dr. Hoy informs me that he â€œhad the good fortune to obtain two vases of pottery from one of the mounds. They
were in a gravel-pit, two feet and half below the original surface of the ground, in immediate contact with the fragments of two skeletons much decayed.
One is made of cream-colored clay and white sand, quite similar in composition to our pale bricks. It has a nearly uniform thickness of about one-fifth of
an inch, and was originally quite smooth and hard. I have so far restored it as to render it a good specimen. It would hold about five quarts, being seven
inches in diameter at the mouth, and eleven and a half inches high. The other is of a red, brick color, about half as large, much thicker and coarser, and
crumbled a good deal in handling. A considerable portion of gravel was used in connection with the clay in its fabrication.
The banks of rivers appear to have been their favorite localities; and in this respect they resemble the present Indians, who select sites commanding a
view of the country around them (so as to be able to detect the first approach of an enemy), and near hunting and fishing grounds. They appear also to
have had an eye for the beautiful as well as the useful, in choosing their places of abode.
|The photo below and to the left shows us researching 3 conical mounds
on the other side of Hwy 36 off Hwy W. . This land has been set aside for public hunting grounds and is considered protected wetlands.
However less than 200 ft. from this area, some of these wetlands have been re-zoned for housing development .
(photo below) Although we are not saying anything illegal is going on - we do suggest that high profile mound areas be monitored to keep these sites
from being damaged.
|The merging of the Fox and White River.
On the pennisula was once a Serpent Mound
See Description above.
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|BURIAL SITE PROTECTION LAW OF 1985
"Thanks to the introduction of new state and Federal laws, Wisconsin's
remaining mounds have now been protected.
According to the Burial Site Protection Law of 1985, Wisconsin progressively
defined all Native American mounds as human burial places. The law protects
them from disturbance and destruction, as it does for all cemeteries and family