The Sheboygan Indian Mound Park, a natural and historic resource, is the sacred burial ground of our Native Americans who built the effigy mounds on this site over 1000 years ago. By means of an Effigy Mound Trail and a Nature Trail we have projected yet another aspect-another reason why this site must be preserved. It is an ideal setting to stimulate interest in further study of our great heritage, which is both natural and cultural, in the hope that a land ethic, “that man is part of, not apart from, nature,” might be implanted.
All of us are fortunate to have such a beautiful woodland park where the effigy mounds themselves are proof of a man-nature relationship. We are fortunate that the people in the past preserved the area for us. Let it be the wish of all of us to perpetuate it for the people of the future. The Sheboygan Indian Mound Park is a sacred place. We who live here now should so honor it.
Mary T. Knauf
Town and Country Garden Club
Civic Chairman 1981
Click image to the right to watch a 10 minute DVD
Spirits in the Hearts
Sheboygan Indian Mound Park.
This was developed for fourth grade students as part of the Sheboygan Area school curriculum.