Archaeologists Desecrate Iroquois Burial Mounds in Northern Indiana

Map shows the location of the many Iroquois burial mounds that were once visible in Noble County, Indiana.  Today, more extant burial mounds are in Noble County than in any other in Northern Indiana. The greatest risk to the burial mounds are from University excavations.

   IPFW archaeologists have desecrated several of the Iroquois burial mounds in Noble County, Indiana that were constructed by the early Iroquois." IPFW archaeologist are on a search and destroy mission, when it comes to burial mounds in northern Indiana, with no academic papers being the result of these digs. Many of the Iroquois burial mounds in northern Indiana contained cremated remains with little or no grave goods.
   Despite overwhelming evidence that the Iroquois inhabited the Great Lakes region, including northern Indiana, from as early as 2000 B.C. until the 1600s, IPFW archaeologist continue to deny the Iroquois people recognition that would give their burials protection under the 1993 Native American Graves protection Act, that makes illegal to dig into a burial of a "known" tribe.
   Numerous Iroquois burial mounds and earthworks still exist in northern Indiana that were constructed as early as 2000 B.C.  None of the burial mounds or earthworks are on the National Historic Register.  Indiana burial mounds and earthworks have become little more than a venue for grants for the purpose excavations.  No village sites have been searched for by IPFW, the burial mounds or earthworks being easier to locate.
   According to historical records this Iroquois burial mound was the largest in Noble County, Indiana.  The center of the mound has a "volcano" appearance due to a university dig.  Two additional crematory mounds are near this one, but escaped detection by IPFW archaeologists who typically desecrate burial  mounds in the summer.  The other mounds are only slightly raised and would have been almost impossible to find in the summer months.  
Iroquois Photo Galllery

One of the three burial mounds located off of  Angling Road in Noble County, Indiana. The larger mound can be seen in the background.  Groups of three mounds were a common occurence throughout northeast Indiana. This site and another in Grant County, Indiana being only two triple mound sites that are still intact.  

   Another Iroquois burial mound that was desecrated by IPFW archaeologist is located at the Chain of Lakes State Park.  IPFW archaeologists dug into the mound and removed artifacts and possible skeletal remains.  According to reports, the lead archaeologists has since relocated, taking the artifacts with him under the guise that he is still "studying" them.  NO PAPER, ARTIFACTS GONE, THIS IS LOOTING!!  The location of this mound on a hogback is similar to another burial mound at Mound State Park, in Anderson that is also still visible, but where there is no sign designating it as a burial mound. and it too is heavily damaged by archaeologists.

Despite the thousands of people who walk within feet of this Iroquois burial that is located off of a trail at Chain of Lakes Park, no sign designates it as a Iroquois burial mound.  The DNR works hand in hand with university archaeologist in keeping Indiana's antiquities hidden from the public.  A large hole is visible on top that is the result of IPFW archaeologist desecrating this Iroquois burial mound.

83 burial mounds and earthworks have been photographed and directions provided in Indiana in "The Nephilim Chronicles: a Travel Guide to the Ancient Ruins in the Ohio Valley."  222 burial mounds are included in this publication in Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Michigan.

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