Sacred Lands

Sacred Lands Tour Explores Upper Midwest Sites

Join Eric Anglada and Brenna Cussan Anglada for a tour that will take participants on guided visits to indigenous sacred sites of Effigy Mounds National Monument at Harper’s Ferry, IA, and others in Minneapolis. Sacred Lands Tour will begin at Sinsinawa Mound Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. and end there Sunday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. At the monument, we’ll hike the bluffs of the Mississippi River to the Marching Bears mound group. In Minneapolis, we’ll experience sacred sites through the stories of Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican), Rev. Robert Two Bulls (Lakota), and Larry Martin (Ojibwe). All meals are included, with one provided by the well-known Sioux Chef. The tour group will join the Gichitwaa Kateri Community--a Lakota and Ojibwe Catholic parish--for worship on Sunday morning. Housing is provided by All Saints Indian Mission Church in Minneapolis. Participants will be walking moderate distances and sleeping on the floor.

Cost of the tour is $160 ($220 if overnight accommodations are needed at Sinsinawa Thursday evening). The registration deadline is Sept. 26. Space is limited to 20 participants.

For more information, contact Eric Anglada, the ecological programming coordinator at Sinsinawa Mound, at 608-748-4411, ext. 862, email him at or visit our website at

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