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Sheboygan in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sheboygan Indian Mound Park

 
 
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By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. Sheboygan Indian Mound Park Marker
Inscription. Within these fifteen acres of ancient woodland and winding stream lie 18 rare Indian burial mounds, dated about 500-750 A.D. Their prehistoric builders, ancestors of the Wisconsin Woodland Indians, are called the Effigy Mound People because of their mysterious custom of burying their dead beneath mounds shaped like animals, reptiles and birds. The 5 deer and 2 panthers here are unsurpassed.

They also constructed intaglio, conical and linear mounds one of which, Mound 19, displays an exposed burial with artifacts. All that is known of Effigy Mound Culture comes from archeological study of such mounds. Many mound groups were found by early white settlers in Southern Wisconsin but few survive intact.

These mounds were saved from destruction by the Sheboygan Area Garden Clubs through public subscription, and given to the City of Sheboygan as an archeological park. They were restored and opened to the public on June 25, 1966, dedicated to: "...Those oldest peoples of Wisconsin whose love for their homeland kept it green and beautiful and rich in nature's bounty. May we learn to preserve it half as well."
 
Erected 1968 by the Sheboygan Parks Department. (Marker Number 163.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included
Sheboygan Indian Mound Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. Sheboygan Indian Mound Park and Marker
in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 41.827′ N, 87° 43.036′ W. Marker is in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker can be reached from South 9th Street south of Panther Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Sheboygan Indian Mound Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5000 South 9th Street, Sheboygan WI 53081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1230 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 3.6 miles away); Seils–Sterling Circus (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fiery Passage (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Home Fleet (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bustling Shipyards (approx. 4.1 miles away); Heroic Seamen (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Phoenix Tragedy (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheboygan.
 
Also see . . .  Indian Mounds of Wisconsin. (Submitted on June 28, 2010.)
 
Additional keywords. Kletzien Mound Group (47-SB-61)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
Sheboygan Indian Mound Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. Sheboygan Indian Mound Park
State and National Register of Historic Places #81000061
Certification Date: July 23, 1981
Open Mound Display image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
4. Open Mound Display
Mound 19
Indian Mound Park Trail Map image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19
5. Indian Mound Park Trail Map
Effigy Burial Mounds Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
6. Effigy Burial Mounds Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 28, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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