Elevated view of a double-tailed turtle effigy mound on Observatory Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Charles Brown and Vivian Morgau are at the excavation site of mound No. 5 at the Reynolds farm.
A man poses behind a conical Native American burial mound near the west end of Picnic Point on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Ceremony for erecting tablets on the Observatory Hill Mounds performed by University of Wisconsin summer session students and Ho-Chunk men, women and children.
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