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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Native Knowledge

The Native Knowledge section provides information about connections between the archaeological records and historic and contemporary Native People.

Merlin Red Cloud Jr.Native Voices section contains excerpts from interviews with Ho Chunk tribal members.  It provides easy access to the interviews that are otherwise located in several different sections of MVAC’s web site.



FlintknappingThe Technologies section explores how the area’s first inhabitants created stone tools, ceramics and artifacts from copper and catlinite.




HarvestingThe Native American Garden section shows the experimental garden that was planted at the UW-L Archaeology Center and Laboratories and the processing of the plants and produce harvested from the garden.




Finger weavingThe Artists section explores possible links between pre-European craftspeople and contemporary Native American artists.



Chunkey StoneThe Games section looks at archaeological, ethnographic and archival information related to Native American games.