Native Nations


Explore 13,000-year History of Native Americans in Driftless Area at Feb. 8 Workshop


Cave PaintingSinsinawa Mound Center is sponsoring Native Americans in the Driftless: A 13,000-Year Story, an online workshop 7-8 p.m. CST Tuesday, Feb. 8. Archeologists Danielle Benden and Ernie Boszhardt will present a 13,000-year history of Native Americans in the Driftless Area based on their own work in the region. They are co-owners of Driftless Pathways LLC and specialize in public archaeology and museum consulting. They have vast experience in Wisconsin archaeology with a focus on the unglaciated Driftless Area. Their research has covered topics ranging from the arrival of Native Americans at the end of the Ice Age, to effigy mounds and the introduction of farming, to regional rock art. They have authored or coauthored many articles and several books on the Native American heritage of this unique landscape, including “Twelve Millenia: Archaeology of the Upper Mississippi River Valley” and “Hidden Thunder: Rock Art of the Upper Midwest.”The fee is $10 per person, and the registration deadline is Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. Please register by contacting Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visiting our website at

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