Mound Burials

© Photographed July 24, 2015
Sherwood, Calumet County, Wisconsin
44.1552,-88.295026
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Mound Burials
Most mounds contain burial remains. Mound builders buried their dead in spring and summer when the ground was soft. They burned those who died at the time of mound construction, as well as the bones of those who died over the winter. In winter, when the ground was too frozen for burial, the bodies were likely placed on elevated platforms until decomposition was complete. In spring, tribal members gathered the bones into a bundle and buried them in the mound.

Modern descendants of the mound builders regard this area as a sacred ancestral burial place and spiritual center. Please respect it. Mounds are protected by state law.
The marker is located along Effigy Mound Trail, located inside High Cliff State Park, located at N7630 State Park Road, Sherwood, Wisconsin 54169.

NOTE: The above GPS coordinates will take you to the Effigy Mound Trail parking lot, where the entrance to the trail is impossible to miss.

NOTE: High Cliff State Park is a fee area; you will either have to have a yearly pass, or pay the one-day entrance fee.



This sign leads to the entrance to Indian Mounds Trail.

Effigy Mounds Trail is located at High Cliff State Park in Sherwood, Wisconsin.

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