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Near Arpin in Wood County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indian Bill Cemetery

 
 
Indian Bill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, December 11, 2006
1. Indian Bill Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  These Indian burial sites are believed to be from descendants of the Winnebago and Prairie Band Potawatomi People.

The Potawatomi tradition was to build a grave house over the burial site. These grave houses are meant to deteriorate naturally until their spirits rest in the happy hunting grounds of immortality.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans.
 
Location. 44° 31.573′ N, 90° 4.325′ W. Marker is near Arpin, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker is on Bluff Drive, 1.3 miles west of County Highway E, on the right when traveling west. Marker is near the south edge of Powers Bluff County Park, near the exit. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arpin WI 54410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Dance Rings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powers Bluff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Geological History of Powers Bluff (approx. ¼ mile away); Slidre Evangelical Lutheran Church and Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles
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away); City Founders’ Cemetery (approx. 6½ miles away); Center of the State of Wisconsin (approx. 6.8 miles away); Prisoners of War (approx. 7.3 miles away); World's Largest Round Barn (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arpin.
 
More about this marker. This community was named Tah-qua-kik by Native Americans.
 
Indian Bill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, December 11, 2006
2. Indian Bill Cemetery
Grave Houses image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, December 11, 2006
3. Grave Houses
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,503 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 10, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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