Indian Mounds of Wisconsin

Author: Robert A. Birmingham,Amy L. Rosebrough

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299313646

Category: History

Page: 304

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Wisconsin's thousands of effigy mounds and other ancient earthworks are a treasure of world civilization. This popular introduction for general readers, updated throughout with new archaeological findings and satellite imagery, answers the questions, Who built the mounds? When and why were they built? Where can they be viewed?
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Spirits of Earth

The Effigy Mound Landscape of Madison and the Four Lakes

Author: Robert A. Birmingham

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299232638

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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Between A.D. 700 and 1100 Native Americans built more effigy mounds in Wisconsin than anywhere else in North America, with an estimated 1,300 mounds—including the world’s largest known bird effigy—at the center of effigy-building culture in and around Madison, Wisconsin. These huge earthworks, sculpted in the shape of birds, mammals, and other figures, have aroused curiosity for generations and together comprise a vast effigy mound ceremonial landscape. Farming and industrialization destroyed most of these mounds, leaving the mysteries of who built them and why they were made. The remaining mounds are protected today and many can be visited. explores the cultural, historical, and ceremonial meanings of the mounds in an informative, abundantly illustrated book and guide. Finalist, Social Science, Midwest Book Awards
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The mounds of Koshkonong and Rock River

a history of ancient Indian earthworks in Wisconsin

Author: Hugh Highsmith

Publisher: Fort Atkinson Historical Society and Highsmith Press


Category: History

Page: 263

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Living a Land Ethic

A History of Cooperative Conservation on the Leopold Memorial Reserve

Author: Stephen A. Laubach

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299298744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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"A significant and important story about how a small group of landowners, inspired by Aldo Leopold, pioneered private conservation and ecological restoration. It offers an insightful reflection on what it means to live the 'land ethic' that is quite relevant to today's growing conservation challenges."--Tia Nelson
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Minnesota's Indian mounds and burial sites

a synthesis of prehistoric and early historic archaeological data

Author: Constance M. Arzigian,Katherine P. Stevenson

Publisher: Minnesota Office of the State

ISBN: 9780972627504

Category: History

Page: 558

View: 8163

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Mound Sites of the Ancient South

A Guide to the Mississippian Chiefdoms

Author: Eric E. Bowne

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820344982

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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From approximately AD 900 to 1600, ancient Mississippian culture dominated today’s southeastern United States. These Native American societies, known more popularly as moundbuilders, had populations that numbered in the thousands, produced vast surpluses of food, engaged in longdistance trading, and were ruled by powerful leaders who raised large armies. Mississippian chiefdoms built fortified towns with massive earthen structures used as astrological monuments and burial grounds. The remnants of these cities—scattered throughout the Southeast from Florida north to Wisconsin and as far west as Texas—are still visible and awe-inspiring today. This heavily illustrated guide brings these settlements to life with maps, artists’ reconstructions, photos of artifacts, and historic and modern photos of sites, connecting our archaeological knowledge with what is visible when visiting the sites today. Anthropologist Eric E. Bowne discusses specific structures at each location and highlights noteworthy museums, artifacts, and cultural features. He also provides an introduction to Mississippian culture, offering background on subsistence and settlement practices, political and social organization, warfare, and belief systems that will help readers better understand these complex and remarkable places. Sites include Cahokia, Moundville, Etowah, and many more.
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Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley

A Guide to Mounds and Earthworks of the Adena, Hopewell, Cole, and Fort Ancient People

Author: Susan L. Woodward,Jerry N. McDonald

Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company


Category: History

Page: 304

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Mounds and earthworks are the most conspicuous elements of prehistoric American Indian culture to be found on the landscape of eastern North America. Some of the largest, most elaborate, and best known of these structures were built by the Woodland and Late Prehistoric Indians of the middle Ohio Valley. This second edition of the popular Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley identifies, describes, and provides access information for more than 70 mound and earthwork sites that are open to visitation by the public or that can be seen from public space. In addition, this book provides an overview of the culture of the mound building Indians and the fate of their mounds during the Historic period, and identifies numerous sources of additional information about the subject.
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Encyclopedia of Prehistory

Volume 6: North America

Author: Peter N. Peregrine,Melvin Ember

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306462603

Category: Social Science

Page: 509

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The Encyclopedia of Prehistory represents temporal dimension. Major traditions are an attempt to provide basic information also defined by a somewhat different set of on all archaeologically known cultures, sociocultural characteristics than are eth covering the entire globe and the entire nological cultures. Major traditions are prehistory of humankind. It is designed as defined based on common subsistence a tool to assist in doing comparative practices, sociopolitical organization, and research on the peoples of the past. Most material industries, but language, ideology, of the entries are written by the world's and kinship ties play little or no part in foremost experts on the particular areas their definition because they are virtually and time periods. unrecoverable from archaeological con The Encyclopedia is organized accord texts. In contrast, language, ideology, and ing to major traditions. A major tradition kinship ties are central to defining ethno is defined as a group of populations sharing logical cultures.
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The Eagle's Voice

Tales Told by Indian Effigy Mounds

Author: Gary J. Maier

Publisher: Trails Books


Category: History

Page: 145

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In researching a group of about fifty Indian effigy and conical mounds on the north shore of Lake Mendota, at Madison, Wisconsin, Gary Maier came upon a new understanding of these structures, which have been a source of wonder and puzzlement to Europeans since the 1830s. In unearthing the meaning of the mounds as a form of earth writing, Maier also learned much about himself. This is, as one reader said, an exciting detective story, a personal journey through the mounds that will have significant meaning for all readers.
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Black Hawk

The Battle for the Heart of America

Author: Kerry A. Trask

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466860928

Category: History

Page: 384

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A stirring retelling of the Black Hawk War that brings into dramatic focus the forces struggling for control over the American frontier Until 1822, when John Jacob Aster swallowed up the fur trade and the trading posts of the upper Mississippi were closed, the 6,000-strong Sauk Nation occupied one of North America's largest and most prosperous Indian settlements. Its spacious longhouse lodges and council-house squares, supported by hundreds of acres of planted fields, were the envy of white Americans who had already begun to encroach upon the rich Indian land that served as the center of the Sauk's spiritual world. When the inevitable conflicts between natives and white squatters turned violent, Black Hawk's Sauks were forced into exile, banished forever from the east side of the Mississippi River. Longing for what their culture had been, Black Hawk and his followers, including 700 warriors, rose up in a rage in the spring of 1832, and defiantly crossed the Mississippi from Iowa to Illinois in order to reclaim their ancestral home. Though the war lasted only three months, no other violent encounter between white America and native peoples embodies so clearly the essence of the Republic's inner conflict between its belief in freedom and human rights and its insatiable appetite for new territory. Kerry A. Trask gives new and vivid life to the heroic efforts of Black Hawk and his men, illuminating the tragic history of frontier America through the eyes of those who were cast aside in the pursuit of the new nation's manifest destiny.
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Skunk Hill

A Native Ceremonial Community in Wisconsin

Author: Robert A. Birmingham

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 0870207067

Category: History

Page: 116

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Rising above the countryside of Wood County, Wisconsin, Powers Bluff is a large outcrop of quartzite rock that resisted the glaciers that flattened the surrounding countryside. It is an appropriate symbol for the Native people who once lived on its slopes, quietly resisting social forces that would have crushed and eroded their culture. A large band of Potawatomi, many returnees from the Kansas Prairie Band Potawatomi reservation, established the village of Tah-qua-kik or Skunk Hill in 1905 on the 300-foot-high bluff, up against the oddly shaped rocks that topped the hill and protected the community from the cold winter winds. In Skunk Hill, archeologist Robert A. Birmingham traces the largely unknown story of this community, detailing the role it played in preserving Native culture through a harsh period of US Indian policy from the 1880s to 1930s. The story’s central focus is the Drum Dance, also known as the Dream Dance or Big Drum, a pan-tribal cultural revitalization movement that swept the Upper Midwest during the Great Suppression, emphasizing Native values and rejecting the vices of the white world. Though the community disbanded by the 1930s, the site, now on the National Register of Historic Places with two dance circles still visible on the grounds, stands as testimony to the efforts of its members to resist cultural assimilation.
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Petun to Wyandot

The Ontario Petun from the Sixteenth Century

Author: Charles Garrad

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776621505

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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Charles Garrad’s unique work resurrects the memory of the Petun and traces their route from their creation myth to their living descendants scattered from southwestern Ontario to Kansas and Oklahoma.
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Shining Big Sea Water

The Story of Lake Superior

Author: Norman K. Risjord

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 9780873517515

Category: History

Page: 177

View: 5035

A fascinating, fast-paced history of Lake Superior, from the time of the glaciers to the present, complemented by handy travelers' tips for historic destinations.
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Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Das Schiff der Träume


Author: Martha Conway

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641205662

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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1838 auf dem Ohio River: May Bedloe arbeitet als Schneiderin für ihre Cousine Comfort Vertue, eine gefeierte Schauspielerin. May hatte nie das Bedürfnis, im Scheinwerferlicht zu stehen, und ist mit ihrem einfachen Leben zufrieden. Doch dann trennt sich Comfort überraschend von May, und zum ersten Mal in ihrem Leben ist diese ganz auf sich allein gestellt. Aus der Not heraus heuert sie auf Hugo Cushings Theaterschiff an – und blüht auf. Denn die bunte, exotische Truppe, die ihr dort begegnet, lässt sie endlich zu sich selbst finden. Als ihr dann noch Hugo selbst Avancen macht, scheint ihrem Glück nichts mehr im Wege zu sein. Doch gerade als May ihren Platz im Leben gefunden zu haben glaubt, wird sie vor die größte Herausforderung ihres Lebens gestellt ...
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Buried Indians

Digging Up the Past in a Midwestern Town

Author: Laurie Hovell McMillin

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299216849

Category: History

Page: 283

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In Buried Indians, Laurie Hovell McMillin presents the struggle of her hometown, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, to determine whether platform mounds atop Trempealeau Mountain constitute authentic Indian mounds. This dispute, as McMillin subtly demonstrates, reveals much about the attitude and interaction-past and present-between the white and Indian inhabitants of this Midwestern town. McMillin's account, rich in detail and sensitive to current political issues of American Indian interactions with the dominant European American culture, locates two opposing views: one that denies a Native American presence outright and one that asserts its long history and ruthless destruction. The highly reflective oral histories McMillin includes turn Buried Indians into an accessible, readable portrait of a uniquely American culture clash and a dramatic narrative grounded in people's genuine perceptions of what the platform mounds mean.
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Historical Geography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Historical geography

Page: N.A

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Atlantis in Wisconsin

New Revelations about the Lost Sunken City

Author: Frank Joseph

Publisher: Galde Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781880090121

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 9151

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