Sokaogon Mole Lake Chippewa establishes tribal cultural historic preservation committee

Richard D Ackley Jr

On May 23, Adam Vanzile, Jr, the Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, shared a large collection of ancient artifacts with a group of Mole Lake tribal members. The items were discovered in and around the Mole Lake and Post Lake areas and date back 1,440 to 2,000 years.

This particular collection included mostly pieces of ancient pottery, stone tools and arrow heads. Long before Wisconsin became a state, the indigenous peoples, or Woodland Indians, thrived throughout Wisconsin’s Northwoods.

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