Chicago, Illinois Serpent Mound Confirmed by University Anthropologists

Chicago, Illinois Serpent Mound Confirmed by University Anthropologists



Isabel Wassons original drawing of the Serpent Mound in Thatcher Woods from the 1930s. According to Native American traditions, this mound was constructed by the Winnebago Indians.


      According to Jim Hodnapp, one of the founders of the Thatcher Woods Restoration Project the serpent mound is about 800 years old. Hodnapp described the serpent has with a huge egg within the mouth of the enormous snake.
Like the mound in Ohio a large fire pit was found within the egg. Hodnapp also pointed out that the serpent predates the Potawatomie Indians by hundreds of years.
  The Serpent mound was first discovered by geologists Isabel Wasson in the 1930s and verified by anthropologists from the University of Chicago.
According to Hodnapp, the serpent is going to be restored using Wasson's original map.