The Builders of the Mounds
Devil's Lake Linear and Bear Mound
I think that everywhere we went, we saw
that people today just walk around, (or in this case - picnic upon!)
These mounds. Sadly, as you can see the embankments that form the
effigies here at Devil's Lake are not so high that people even seem to
think about them very much.
I found it a little disturbing that
picnic tables resided on the bear mound that we came to see, but I do
not know if the park intentionally placed the picnic tables their or if
the visitors did this because of the shade tree that was there as well.
At any rate, as you can see, preservation
is a word that has different meanings to different people I guess...
Here is a list of all videos accessible from this section and concerning
the Effigy Mound Culture in Wisconsin.
1.) Water Panther (Spirit)
effigy Mound Madison, WI
2.) Thunderbird Effigy Mound- University of Wisconsin.
3.) Devil's Lake and the Legend
4.) Linear and Bear Effigy Mound,
5.) Man-Mound Effigy Mound in Sauk
6.) Alligator Mound, Licking County, Ohio