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Indian Mound Guided Walk

  • Wed, October 19, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Lake Mendota's North Shore
  • 300

Registration


REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT

WILL OPEN BY AUGUST 17, 2022


This is self-drive day trip on Wednesday, October 19, 2022

(Rain Date: Wednesday, October 26

We know people have greatly valued our Four Lakes (DeJope) area for centuries, because they built roughly 1,200 effigy (animal/spirit-shaped) and other mounds on the high grounds overlooking the lakes starting about 800 BC. While the vast majority was destroyed through development, our guide will lead us on a two-mile walk where you will see remaining conical, linear, and effigy mounds. You will also learn the fascinating background of the indigenous people who lived, traded, hunted and fished the shores of Lake Mendota going back 12,000 years. By the end, you will know what to look for in finding the indigenous earthworks that we so often overlook in our midst. (Photo by Teri Venker)


Teri Venker is a volunteer docent and researcher for the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation. She also leads tours of Indian Mounds around the Madison area, which partly stems from her lifelong interest in Native American history and culture. Her career at the UW was in marketing and communications for the UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Union, the UW Colleges and UW-Extension. Teri is a UWRA member.


Special details:

Exact times and lunch arrangements yet to be finalized.  Participants should meet on parking lot in front of Administration Bldg. on the grounds of Mendota Mental Health Institute, 301 Troy Drive, Madison.


If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator Al Liegel at allen.liegel@gmail.com by Friday, October 14.


Registration Deadline:  Monday, October 10.

Registration:  

Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.


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