The Crawfish River

© Photographed July 21, 2015
Aztalan State Park
Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
43.063353, -88.861921
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The Crawfish River

When Aztalan flourished
The river provided an important transportation and trade route. The map illustrates the wide area that could be accessed via water routes from Aztalan. Following the Crawfish downstream to its confluence withthe  Rock, and then continuing down to the Rock to where it joins the Mississippi in present day Illinois, we have a travel route to the distant Mississippian complex of Cahokia.
The marker is one of a series of markers located on the grounds of Aztalan State Park,

Aztalan has remained a mystery since the early 19th century when it was discovered by settlers who came to the Crawfish River, 50 miles west of Milwaukee. Who were the early indigenous people who inhabited this place? When did they live here? Why did they disappear? Robert Birmingham and Lynne Goldstein attempt to unlock some of the mysteries, providing insights and information about the group of people who first settled here in 1100 A.D. Filled with maps, drawings, and photographs of artifacts, this volume examines a time before modern Native American people settled in this area.

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Note: This book meets and exceeds the requirements of the Wisconsin American Indian Education Act (Act 31).

 The Visitor Center was closed the day of my visit.

The marker is located at Aztalan State Park.

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