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Near Wisconsin Dells in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kingsley Bend Indian Mounds

 
 
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By Keith L, May 14, 2008
1. Kingsley Bend Indian Mounds Marker
Inscription. The mounds of this group are a fairly representative sample of those built by the people of the Effigy Mound Culture between A.D. 700-1000. It has been through excavation of other burial mounds quite similar to these that archeologists have learned most of what they know about the people who built them. These people lived by hunting, fishing and gathering wild vegetable foods. They practiced little if any agriculture.

There was usually only a single burial in mounds such as these, but in some mounds upwards of a dozen burials have been found. Artifacts such as flint tools and clay pots were seldom included with the burials. Archeologists have not yet accurately determined the significance of the various animal and geo­metric shapes in which the mounds were built.
 
Erected 1971 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 177.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 36.06′ N, 89° 42.708′ W. Marker is near Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is on State Highway 16 0.4 miles east of County Highway O, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is 3.1 miles southeast of
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By Keith L, May 14, 2008
2. Kingsley Bend Indian Mounds Marker
State Highway 13. Marker is at or near this postal address: W14337 Highway 16, Wisconsin Dells WI 53965, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Belle Boyd (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lake Delton Catastrophe (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dawn Manor (approx. 3 miles away); World War I Roll of Honor (approx. 3.4 miles away); Korean and Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.5 miles away); Stroud Bank (approx. 3.6 miles away); H. H. Bennett Studio (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wisconsin Dells.
 
Additional keywords. Sacred site
Ho-Chunk Nation

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
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By Keith L, May 14, 2008
3. Kingsley Bend Indian Mounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,203 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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