Forming Common Ground: Temporary marker placed at UWSP to recognize Native American burial site
Portage County Gazette

​By Kris Leonhardt

A temporary memorial marker was placed on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus, just south of the Dreyfus Center, to recognize the Native American individuals buried there in the late 1800s.

The UWSP campus is situated on Ho-Chunk and Menominee ancestral lands and the burial grounds of many Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Ojibwe and Potawatomi people taken by Scarlet Fever.

Karen Ann Hoffman, Stevens Point, of the Oneida Nation, and archeologist Ray Reser, UWSP professor emeritus, led the efforts to honor the site.


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