Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Burial Mounds: Earthen Records Of Wisconsin’s Native Peoples

An incomparable aspect of our state's culture came under attack when a bill was proposed to make it easier for landowners to excavate and perhaps destroy surviving Indian mounds in Wisconsin, calling it a "common sense" measure. These easy-to-miss treasures, subtle contours in the landscape, are our state's most enduring form of public art. Their erasure would echo an unfortunate history of other removals, of the displacement of indigenous people by newcomers and settlers.

More:  http://m.jsonline.com/entertainment/arts/365429061.html

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