Near Arpin in Wood County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Indians diet consisted almost entirely of meat, bread and potatoes. The braves traveled many miles in search of woodchucks which were considered a great delicacy. Powers Bluff was an ideal place. Nearby were the Yellow, the Black, and the Wisconsin rivers, the hard maples to be tapped for maple sap in the spring, and the pine forests. The marshes furnished reeds and tough grasses for basket weaving. In the Fall, marshlands and bogs supplied cranberries to be harvested on crisp autumn days and then stored in decorated native baskets. Wild fowl were present in abundance and streams were alive with fish. Wild rice grew in the river beds; mink, muskrats, foxes and beavers were
Location. 44° 31.756′ N, 90° 4.259′ W. Marker is near Arpin, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from Bluff Drive west of County Highway E, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Powers Bluff County Park, near the top of the bluff. Marker is in this post office area: Arpin WI 54410, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Geological History of Powers Bluff (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Dance Rings (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Bill Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Slidre Evangelical Lutheran Church and Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); City Founders’ Cemetery (approx. 6.7 miles away); Prisoners of War (approx. 7.2 miles away); World's Largest Round Barn (approx. 9.9 miles away); Hamilton & Catherine Roddis House (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arpin.
Also see . . . Tah-qua-kik. (Submitted on March 10, 2008.)
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,349 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.