Ancient Indian Enclosure at the Dells Wisconsin

Ancient Indian Earthen Enclosure at the Dells of Wisconsin
A little east of that remarkable gorge in the sandstone, known as “the Dells of the Wisconsin river,” is a small inclosure (Fig. 28), of double walls, which may have been surmounted by palisades, and have formed a sort of fort or stronghold. The breadth occupied by the two embankments is eighteen feet, and the area of the inclosure is about 45,000 square feet, affording room for about 2,000 persons.

There are also some other slight works in this vicinity, mostly oblong mounds, called breastworks by gentlemen of military associations; and there are extensive tracts of ground worked into garden-beds, or low flat ridges, as before described.