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The Place Where We Live and Worship: Native American Life Along the Shores of Lake Wingra

Sunday, October 17, 2021 11 Cheshvan 5782

9:30 AM - 11:30 AMVilas Park Beach House at 1501 Vilas Park Dr. (on the Lake Wingra side of the Vilas Park Zoo).

Photo of a place of importance to the HoChunk who lived here before the current inhabitants.

The Four Lakes (DeJope) area was once a thriving Ho-Chunk community, and the area around Temple Beth El was important for fishing, foraging, and mound-building. To better understand the history of the land and to appreciate the people who preceded us here, the Social Action Committee is offering a walking tour of the area led by Amy Rosebrough, staff archaeologist at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

As we walk from Vilas Park to Temple Beth El, Ms. Rosebrough will point out landscape features and tell us about how the Ho-Chunk people lived.

The walking will be fairly easy but there will be some uneven ground. The tour is timed so Religious School parents can attend and be back in time for the end of class.

We are looking for individuals willing to shuttle folks back to their car at Vilas Park. Please include that in your RSVP if you are able.


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