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Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
volume VIII (1888-1891)

Peet, S. D.
The clan centers and clan habitat of the effigy builders,   pp. 299-311 PDF (5.3 MB)


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of the eagle at one end. At the east end two buffalo effigies, three ob-
long mounds, arranged around a central lookoutor conical mound. This
we should hardly call a citadel though it illustrates how the effigies are
sometimes clustered or grouped around a central mound.
FIG. 6.-Group of Mounds on north shore of Lake Mendota, Madison, Wis.
The group on the north shore of Lake Mendota differs from this and
from nearly all other groups which we have visited. (See fig. 6.) Here the
effigies are neither in a line with a citadel at the end nor are they grouped
around a central circle with the " council house" in the
circle
but they
are arranged in a row with the heads of many of them toward the lake.
FIG. 7.
There are in this entire group from 40 to 50 mounds --many of them
effigies, but no one class of effigies preponderating. At one end is a
very large animal which we call a panther, next to this is a mink, at the
end of the mink, a man mound, near this a buffalo, next the fox, then
the bear, and another man mound and three or four pigeons of gigantic
size. (See fig. 7.) In the front of the asylum three eagles, a wolf, a bear,
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