The lower Wisconsin River Valley is home to numerous mound groups, but their locations are not so easy to find. That’s why I attended a tour of four mound groups. The tour was led by Mark Cupp, the president of Cultural Landscape Legacies, Inc., a organization dedicated to the education, protection and preservation of the cultural heritage of indigenous people who left their legacy on the landscape of the upper Midwest.
Prior to European settlement, the great Sauk Prairie once covered 14,000 acres that stretched between Prairie du Sac and the Baraboo Hills. Today, just three small parcels of that once great prairie remain.