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Tribal affairs - Region project information/highlights, Southwest (SW)

WisDOT southwest transportation region -  tribal map.

Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Richland, Rock, Sauk and Vernon counties.

Kingsley Bend Mound Repatriation

Kingsley Bend Repatriation.

Kingsley Bend Repatriation.

Several decades ago, WisDOT took over ownership of the 40-acre Kingsley Bend Wayside on Highway 16, which originally belonged to the Ho-Chunk Nation. This site is the location of sacred burial grounds, rich prairie and plantations of tamarack and basswood, all of which are culturally and historically significant to the tribe.

Under an agreement, WisDOT transferred the land back to the Ho-Chunk Nation in a special ceremony on June 4, 2007 so that the tribe could restore the land to its original pre-settlement landscape.

For more information, contact:

Roger Larson, SW Regional Tribal Liaison
(608) 246-7916

SW region office
2101 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704
Phone (608) 246-3800
Fax (608) 246-7996

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Last modified: August 15, 2013

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