Princess Marinuka Grave and Monument

Photographed September 5, 2013
Galesville, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin
44° 06.032′ N, 91° 21.103′ W

The marker is in a park on County Highway T, next to the Artic Spring Supper Club, N10878 County Road T, Galesville, Wisconsin 54630.

The remains of Princess Marinuka have had to be moved twice, once because it had been nearly covered by an erected dwelling. In 1926, the Galesville Fire Department purchased the Artic Springs. On the grounds that were converted for recreation, Princess Marinuka's remains were returned to their original burial place.

Princess Marinuka's famous grandfather, Winnebago Chief Decorah, helped capture Black Hawk.  (See also, Marker 81: Decorah Peak, regarding the nearby peak named for the famous Chief.)

The Princess was the last of the Decorah family.

Died Oct. 4, 1884 at
Artic Springs
Aged 32 Years
Dau of Chric Winnesheik, Grand Dau of the great
She was buried here at the request of the tribe,
at midnight, with Indian rites, her head towards the
rising sun. 
C.E. Freeman and others witnesses the burial.

The remains of Princess Marinuka are near 
the Artic Springs Supper Club.

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